I wrote this for an old friend who has family members who bombard her with questions about the Bible, only to mock and ridicule her. It is for anyone else who has to deal with the same things she finds herself trying to defend. The truth is on our side, no matter what the children of darkness want to think or believe.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. — 1 John 1-5 —
Do you have those in your life who ask Biblical questions, just to mock with words such as, “You really don’t believe that, do you?” “You can’t possibly believe that.” “Well, I don’t believe it.” Sometimes, this may happen from time to time. It reminds me of that old devil — the serpent — when he said to Eve, “Has God indeed said, ….”
The defintion of indeed: without any question : truly, undeniably —often used interjectionally to express irony or disbelief or surprise
When people do this, it is of the very same nature that approached Eve in the garden –bringing doubt and unbelief, changing God’s Word. Satan was accusing God of the very thing he — Satan — was doing, that of being a liar. It is an anti-christ spirit.
There is a simple reason why people do this. John tells us: And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. — John 3:19,20 —
People who mock the truth, are children of the dark. In my opinion, they have the same nature as a cock roach.
Look at the roach. They scurry to and fro, in the dark, dragging their filth everywhere their little feet touch. But go in and turn on the light and they scatter. Running off to find a place to hide.
Evil is like that. Evil/wicked people love to practice their dark deeds. They can not handle the light of truth exposing their deeds. They want us Christians to bow down before them and accept their wickedness and lies as a good thing. Demanding that we somehow sancitfy it by putting our seal of approval on it. We can not do it. In fact, we are to let them be. If I am understanding scripture correctly, this passage in the book of Daniel pretty much sums it up. God was telling Daniel what the last days would look like:
And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. — Daniel 12:9,10 —
God was letting Daniel know that there would be those who would allow God to convict and restore. Others would continue in their wickedness. Nothing has changed since then. There is great wickedness. Sometimes, we as believers become overwhelmed by what we see. The wicked — the mockers — will not understand why we believe the way we do. It is not their desire to understand. Or else they would be willing to come to the light and have their deeds exposed to the light of the truth of God.
So, if you have people in your lives who mock you, who ridicule you as they live like devils in the dark, do not be surprise: Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned … — 2 Timothy 12-14 —
Carry on. Do not let the roaches of the dark persuade you.