11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. In all generations, including our own generation there has been a RELIGOUS but lost people who fit this description. These are religoius people who CLAIM THEY HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR but really do not: Mt. 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Jn. 9:39 ¶ And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. These are the religious who willfully pervert, abuse and deny the truth of God's Word. They claim to have eyes to see but when confronted with the truth they shut those professed eyes and close their professed ears to the truth of God's Word. You find these kind of people on this forum and in your churches - they are as prevelent as they were in the days of Christ. They can be vicious or they can imitate the fruits of the Spirit, gentlemanly, scholarly but the one trait that identifies, exposes and characterizes them is their RESISTANCE TO THE TRUTH.