122. Thus the people were divided because of Jesus (John 7:43).
It happens every time someone tries to reason their way to understanding Jesus. Yes, the dots connect Him to the Messianic promise, but dots can be read many different ways. You simply can’t engage a life of faith through intellect and reason. As followers of Christ, we must be constantly aware that arguments don’t make converts. You can convince someone of your opinion, but it will never be more than that until their eyes are opened by the One they must believe. You see, that’s the point. Faith is about believing in Jesus, not simply knowing who He claims to be.