A few months ago, I met an atheist gentleman on Twitter.
I’ll call him Brad.
He responded to one of my Christian tweets and said that there was no evidence that there’s a God.
Brad said he didn’t believe in the Christian God, Apollo, or Zeus.
He was trying to say that the Christian God is just like the mythical Greek gods — they’re all made up by people’s imaginations.
I shared with him the following two articles about the scientific and logical evidence for God:
However, all Brad did was argue with me and come up with all sorts of excuses about why there isn’t a god.
It reminded me that no matter how many excuses someone gives you for not believing in God, there’s always going to be Romans 1:20. (image below)
Do You Know the Most Popular Excuses Unbelievers Give For Not Believing in God?
Here’s a list of some of the most popular excuses you’ll hear from unbelivers:
- There is no evidence for God.
- If there really is a God, then He would feed the starving kids in Africa. He would heal cancer patients too.
- All religions lead to God, and we should all just love each other.
The Bible says that there is one main reason people don’t give their life to Jesus.
I’m going to share with you what that ultimate reason is in this article.
I’m also going to give you one tip that will help you save a ton of time when sharing Jesus with others.
Why You Need to Know The Ultimate reason Unbelievers Don’t Believe in God
There are three benefits to you knowing this ultimate reason that I’m talking about.
Benefit #1 – Avoid Arguments
Sometimes you get into a conversation with an unbeliever hoping to share the gospel. Instead, you end up in an argument or debate.
Oh man, I hate it when that happens!
But once you learn this ultimate reason, you’ll be able to know when to walk away from a conversation.
When you know this reason, and you use the tip that I’ll be showing you in this article, then you’ll be on your way to having a successful evangelistic conversation with anyone.
Benefit #2 – Save Valuable Time
If you know when to walk away from a conversation, then you won’t be wasting your time.
The Bible says that you and I shouldn’t cast our pearls before swine. (Mathew 7:6)
What does that mean? It means you have to use discernment about who you should and shouldn’t be sharing the gospel with.
Benefit #3 – Strengthen Your Faith
I have people who write to me that even though they’re Christians, they’re going through a time of doubt.
That’s because someone they’re speaking with challenged their faith in some way, and they didn’t know how to respond.
If you don’t know the ultimate reason people don’t give their life to Jesus, then you might experience doubt too when someone provides you with a “good excuse”.
But you can avoid that by simply reading the rest of this article.
Here’s The Ultimate Reason Unbelievers Don’t Believe
Check out John 3:19:
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.John 3:19
So the ultimate reason unbelievers don’t give their life to Christ isn’t because of any excuse that they give.
It’s because they love their sin more than they love God.
It’s hard for the sinner to…
- Stop sleeping with their boyfriend or girlfriend
- Stop lying
- Be held to God’s perfect moral and righteous standards
I spent years away from God as an unbeliever because I didn’t want to be held accountable to God. I didn’t want to change the way I was living.
When people think of the implications of there being a God and there being a Judgement Day, then some will quickly realize that it’s hard to make all those life changes.
But it isn’t really too hard because you always have help from above.
Plus, when you accept Christ, you’re a new creation that has a new heart. That means that you have new desires to live for God and to stop sinning.
The Qualifier Question That Will Reveal Hidden Motives
So now that you know the ultimate reason people don’t come to Christ, how can this help you in your God conversations with unbelievers?
You can use a qualifier. What’s that?
A qualifier is a question that you ask an unbeliever that will tell you whether their excuse for unbelief is genuine, or just a delaying tactic.
The qualifier question goes something like this:
“If I can give you an answer to your question (or objection), is there any other reason why you wouldn’t become a believer?”
This is a very powerful question because it helps you find the actual motive of the unbeliever.
Is the unbeliever truly a seeker, or does he just want to continue living in sin?
Don’t Miss Next Week’s Blog Post Because It’ll Empower You to Answer Unbeliever’s Questions and Will Help You Avoid Arguments
The qualifier question that you just learned is the first step in engaging with an unbeliever about their God-questions.
Sometimes when you’re talking with an unbeliever, your conversation can become heated, and you find yourself in a debate.
I’m going to show you how to avoid arguments in next week’s article.
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Here’s what you learned today
1. When you’re talking with an unbeliever, it’s normal for them to give you an excuse or an objection for why they don’t believe.
2. The ultimate reason people don’t give their life to Christ is because they love the darkness more than they love the light.
3. The best way to start answering an unbeliever’s objection is to ask them the qualifier question.“If I can give you an answer to your question (or objection), is there any other reason you wouldn’t become a believer?”
Now Go Out into Your World and Be Awesome
How can you be awesome?
You’re awesome when you share Jesus with others.
Imagine you bringing up a spiritual topic with one of your friends today over a cup of coffee.
It could be the beginning of that person’s conversion story.
You can have the satisfaction of knowing that God used you in your friend’s life so they can go to heaven.