Much of the time when Jesus spoke he spoke in parables. This was often confusing to everyone around Him including His disciples. When asked why, Jesus replied in Matthew 13:13, This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” Like much of the people of our present day, the people around Jesus heard the truth. They also had knowledge of what was coming from the prophets. We can look at them and wonder why they could not see the truth, but the reality is nothing has changed since the days when Jesus was physically here. We all know the truth and have plenty of examples of the existence of God, yet many choose to simply ignore what they see and hear.