Ignoring Evidence is Inexcusable

Christ 5Of course the reasons are legion why people may reject the claims of Jesus Christ on their lives. They may be unwilling to give up things that displease God and to allow him to change their ways. They may be too proud to admit their need of forgiveness. They may be too interested in their own concerns to give him any attention. They may care too much what others might think if they became followers of Jesus. However, it would be foolish to reject him on the grounds that the historical evidence is unreliable. We cannot be excused for ignoring evidence.

–Dick Tripp

Not for lack of arguments

dont-let-workplace-rejection-get-you-down copyTherefore, when a person refuses to come to Christ it is never just because of lack of evidence or because of intellectual difficulties: at root, he refuses to come because he willingly ignores and rejects the drawing of God’s Spirit on his heart. No one in the final analysis really fails to become a Christian because of lack of arguments; he fails to become a Christian because he loves darkness rather than light and wants nothing to do with God.

-–William Lane Craig,
Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics

The real issue is moral

AW TozerI do not believe anyone has ever rejected Jesus Christ on philosophical grounds. The man who continues in his rejection of Christ has a pet sin somewhere – he’s in love with iniquity. He rejects Jesus on moral grounds, and then hides behind false philosophy – philosophical grounds. How wonderful it is that when a person gives up his sin and puts his pride under his feet and looks at the light, the whole body and mind are flooded with light.

–A. W. Tozer