February 23rd 2016
Are You In Denial?
But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. (Mark 14:71 KJV)
Peter vehemently denied knowing Jesus Christ. He did not just simply deny knowing about the man spoken of.
Peter fervently refuted personally knowing Jesus Christ.
There are two schools of thought on Peter cursing and swearing: one that he was using cuss words, and the other that he was making oaths swearing to the fact that he did not know this man Jesus.
Either avenue you choose to believe is true about Peter’s swearing he was acting out in sinful fashion rather than publically acknowledging that he indeed did know Jesus Christ.
Mankind still denies knowing Jesus Christ today too.
Some will profess to know Jesus Christ only when it is convenient for them, when it serves to uplift them in some fashion, or for in those times they perceive they can get something from God, but when it counts in bringing honor and glory to God through an opportunity to witness about Him or serve others in His name, some people will choose to deny knowing God as well as His Son Jesus Christ.