Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, September 02, 2016

Explanations for Unbelievers

Those of you who are not yet Christians may be wondering why you do not understand the simplicity of the good news and freeness of grace. Here are a few explanations from the Bible for why you do not understand.

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Cor. 4:4)

The god of this age is Satan. He has blinded your eyes.

“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor. 2:14)

You are without the Spirit; you cannot understand.

“When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.” (Rom. 6:20)

You are a slave of sin.

“…and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.” (2 Tim. 2:26)

You have been taken captive by the Devil.

“An oracle is within my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much to detect or hate his sin.” (Psalm 36:1-2)

You flatter yourself too much.

“For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.” (1 Sam. 15:23)

Arrogance and rebellion are very evil states.

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