Why do people refuse to accept Christ? - Billy Graham (Summary at the end) #Billygraham #God #Christ

Why do some people refuse to give in to God, no matter how hard things get for them? You'd think they'd realize they need God and turn to Him, but they don't.
You’re right: It doesn’t make sense for people to turn their back on God when they obviously need Him — yet it happens all the time. God loves them and wants to help them, but they still stubbornly refuse to turn to Him.

God may even be using these circumstances to try to get their attention — and yet they still refuse to listen or turn from their ways. They are like the people of Jeremiah’s day: “They did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubbornness of their evil hearts” (Jeremiah 11:8). Sadly, because of this, their nation was eventually destroyed.

What is the problem? Why are we like this? The problem can be put in one word: pride. We think we can get by without God; we may even think it’s a sign of weakness to admit we need Him. But pride blinds us to our own faults, and it also makes us stubbornly cling to our own ways. But pride is a sin; in fact, it’s at the root of almost every other sin. The Bible warns, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).

Pray for your cousin; only God can open his eyes and convict him of his need of Christ. Also, make sure you put Christ and His will first in your life every day.

Why do people reject God’s wonderful offer of salvation through Jesus Christ? You would think that everyone would eagerly grab the life preserver that God has thrown out through the gospel (John 3:16): “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Why would anyone reject such a wonderful offer? Why would anyone want to keep heading for eternal destruction? In our text, John shows us:

People reject Christ because they love their sin and they hate having it exposed by God’s light.

People don’t want God interfering with what they consider “a good time,” and they don’t believe the warnings of Scripture that they are under God’s judgment now and will face it eternally when they die. People think that they’re basically good and that God will overlook their faults and give them credit for their good deeds on judgment day. So they don’t repent of their sin and believe in Jesus Christ to save them from God’s judgment. The Greek philosopher, Plato, observed (source unknown), “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Speaker - Billy Graham


Music : Whitesand - Eternity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5c83Uixoj8
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