These are just some of the reasons, I believe people are reluctant to accept Jesus Christ into their lives. It’s just my opinion. Just read these with an open mind and maybe a light will turn on, and you can come up with your own reasons why you think people reject the Lord, Jesus Christ.
1. Naive: Unaware Of the word of the Lord.
2. Not brought up in a Christian family, and not exposed to the word or friends that go to church.
3. Age: To young to be exposed due to lack of contact with people who do believe in God.
4. Peer pressure. Hanging around non-believers and just not aware of Jesus Christ.
5. Rules of the Ten Commandments. (Would have to give up on personal desires), lustful desires, drinking, drugs, swearing, all the things that go against the word of God.
6. Rules continued: The Ten Commandments:
1And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
2The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
4The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
5(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
6I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
7 (1)Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
9Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
10And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
11 (2)Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
13Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
14But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
15 (3)And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
16 (4)Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
17 (5)Thou shalt not kill.
18 (6)Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 (7)Neither shalt thou steal.
20 (8)Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 (9)Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife,(10) neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
God has nothing but love for us as a loving human dad would, but more. You can talk to God as a human person. He likes that we come to Him.
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
If people are exposed and still don’t come to Jesus Christ, it’s my belief it could be due to fear if they do something wrong, they will be punished. They are unaware that God’s chastening is to get you on the correct path. It leads to better things in the long run. People are just not understanding the love of God, and that His ways are for the better.
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:1
we no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8
13For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Ephesians 4:2
22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: 1 Peter 1:22
7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7
43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:43-48
24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Matthew 6:24-25
For instance when I was growing up, my parents didn’t go to church. If it wasn’t for friends that did go to church, that invited me to go, I wouldn’t have gone. I wouldn’t of been exposed to the word of the Lord, and to have it ingrained into my subconscious for later years. I am so grateful for the kids that got in interested to go to church.
I really didn’t know what I was doing in the third grade, but I felt a sense of love and compassion from the people I went to church with. It wasn’t until years later that I realized what the meaning of God was. That’s why I say age has a big part in going to church and really understanding what the word of God means.
7.That maybe believing in God, people will have to give up their regular life, not knowing the good God has in store for them.
8. Or maybe people are fearful of God’s wrath from the chastening of the people of Moses in the Old Testament. And they are afraid to commit to a God that punishes people that complain and murmurs. It’s all for the betterment of those whom believe in Jesus Christ.
9. They don’t want to go to church. They don’t want to meet new people.
I remember feeling the warm and comforted feeling of giving my life over to Jesus Christ. It was such a wonderful peaceful moment that I will never forget. The more you grow in the Lord, the more you know. It only gets better. God will never leave you or forsake you. If anything you leave Him. But He is always there for you. Believe me. It’s really true.
These are just examples of the reasons people might reject the Lord. It’s just my opinion. People need to know the love and light that God brings to their life and not worry about their existing life, and accept Jesus Christ as their love and light that brings joy to their hearts and mind. Jesus gave His life for us so we can have a non-sinful forgiving life without constant worry.
Sure times will be tough, but with the Lord you will always make it through. God provides all the things that we need. We may not always get what we want, but we will always get what we need. When I look back on my life, I see that it is so true. I’ve always been supplied the money when I moved, or the money to fix my vehicle, or the resources to get the necessities of life. God has always supplies these things, and He still is.
10. And lastly, maybe they have been hurt by love and are afraid to commit to the love of God, that their heart will be broken again. But then, they are missing out of the greatest love of all. I hope this will help someone, searching for a reason to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. May your lives be fruitful in this year of 2012, in love, peace, knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. Proverbs 3:19-20
3Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4
- Exodus 20:1-26 (The Ten Commandments) (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Deuteronomy 6:1-25 (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Luke 4:1-44, Luke 5:1-39, Luke 6:1-49 (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- The Context of the Law (defendingcontending.com)
- The Afterwards Of The Life Of Power – Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers (gospelbondservant.com)
- Leviticus Chapter 19 (pofw.wordpress.com)
- My Belief On Why People Don’t Accept Jesus Christ (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)