2 Peter 2:12a and Jude 1:10 & 19 speak of those who are like brute beasts, unable to process rational thought and only able to respond to their five senses because they don’t listen to the Holy Spirit.
Frank knew he had a weak heart and he could die at any time. He was in his 80s and had lived a successful life. His daughter had begged him, telling him he needed to believe in Jesus Christ or he would go to hell. Frank wanted to go to heaven, and Frank wanted to believe, but he was still having doubts.
For some reason, Frank felt drawn to a younger couple. He had seen them around, and one day he walked up to them and said, “I think God sent you to talk to me.”
Frank startled the young man and his wife, but they talked to Frank. Frank talked on and on about his inner conflict and the struggle in his mind. He told them he wanted to believe in Jesus, but he had so much education he just couldn’t believe. Frank repeatedly said that when he tells Jesus he can’t believe in Him, Jesus tells him he must. But Frank kept telling Jesus, “I just can’t believe. I have too much education.”
As the conversation went on, Frank did almost all the talking as the young man listened, but then the young man’s wife suddenly realized the conflict in what Frank was claiming. She didn’t want to jump into the conversation between the two men, so she prayed and asked God to show her husband the same thing God had shown her. From this moment, the conversation went something like the following:
Young Man: Frank, you know what I can’t believe?
Young Man: I can’t believe you don’t believe in Jesus.
Young Man: You keep talking to Him, and He keeps answering you.
Frank: You’re right. That’s it. That’s the answer. I do know Him. Why couldn’t my priest tell me this when I asked?
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