Sign Of The Prophet Jonah

Q. Thank you for taking the time answer our questions. I was reading Luke 11:29-30. It is the passage where the crowds asked Jesus for a sign, but answering them, Jesus said that no sign would be given them except the sign of Jonah. I’m a little baffled as to why Jesus would phrase it this way since He’d been doing miracles left and right all this time. Weren’t those signs as well?

A. Yes those other miracles were signs and that was the point. No matter how many signs He gave them, they were always asking for more. This time He warned them that even pagans had seen God’s greatness in the signs He had sent them and had repented. Pagans had no Scriptures with which to confirm these signs like Israel did, they accepted them on faith and responded. They would be prosecution witnesses at Israel’s judgment.

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