“A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. Matthew 16:4
Why is it wicked and adulterous to look for a miraculous sign? Does God expect us to believe without proof? NO!
Sign-seeking is wicked for the following reasons:
- It ignores what Jesus has already done. It says, “Jesus, we don’t believe you. Prove yourself.” Over and over.
- It places us as judge over Jesus. “Jesus, you perform for me and I’ll decide whether or not you are valid.”
- It places miracles over testimony. Miracles are used to attract our attention to valid testimony.