KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:46 KJV “And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see”.
Philip enthusiastically talked about Jesus to Nathaniel. The moment he heard that, Jesus was from Nazareth, he remarked, can any good thing come out of Nazareth. Nazareth was a very wicked place and people from there were seriously stigmatised. Nathaniel was therefore prejudiced about the Lord. In our modern experiences many are prejudiced about Christ and the gospel. It is a popular thinking that Christianity is a white man’s religion, and so what good can it offer. This is error given birth to prejudice. It is rather unfortunate that most people who say such things are intellectually elite. Studying history in our secondary levels teach us that Christianity originated from the middle east and spread to Europe. Some even suggest the bible was written by Europeans. How could these people had known the vivid locations in Israel and the neighbouring states or towns? Please note archaeology keep answering questions about the validity of the bible. Many of such opposers of the scriptures dwell on such errors and so are prejudiced about the truth of our Lord Jesus.
When Nathaniel expressed his prejudice, Philip just said come and see. He did not argue with him. Many times, we spend too much time trying to convince people about Jesus. The sweetness of the pudding is in the eating. Soap is useless until you wash yourself with it. Just challenge them to try Jesus, if he would not fill them with peace of mind and heart. He would also take away their bad temper and fill them with love and respect for others. They should taste Him and see, if he would not heel their sick bodies. As Philip did, may we also do same and we will see the number of souls who would turn to Jesus.
A Muslim man who was been tormented by the spirits he had contacted through sorcery, in seeking for solution, entered an Assemblies of God church, called Holy Hill. The pastor (Dr Kwadwo Bempah) said in the course of his message that if you are in doubt about the transforming power of Christ, just give your life to him, and see if within three months things don’t get better. This man said, he likes challenging statements of this kind. He accepted Christ expecting a change within three months. To cut a long story short getting to three months he heard a message from this same man of God as he was casting away devils. The man instantly vomited all the cowries and other charms he had swallowed. He got his phone to take a shot of it and the charms turned into a snake and sped off. (You may call at the church located at Kwame Nkrumah circle-Accra, Ghana, close to the GCB bank or You may call lady Pastor Selma 0244380458 to verify) The man is now serving the Lord happily in that same church.
My point is, in most cases do not argue with the one who is prejudiced about Jesus, just ask him or her to give Jesus a try.
THOUGHT: JESUS IS REAL AND NEEDS NOT ARGUMENT TO PROVE HIM,ONLY FAITH
Psalms 34:8 KJV “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him”.
John 4:42 KJV “And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world”.