2 Reasons People Reject Christ
When you talk to people about Christianity, they often offer supposed intellectual/rational reasons for their decision not to believe on Christ.
The Apostle Paul informs us that we reject Christ because of willful suppression of the truth (Romans 1:18).
Thus, our stated reasons are not our actual heart reasons.
Based upon what Paul says in Romans 1:18-25 and in Philippians 2:1-11, I believe people reject Christianity for two primary reasons.
Christianity alone calls on us to be fully dependent on God by grace apart from anything we can do.
God’s call on us to accept Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf is a knife in the heart of our human prideful/arrogant self-sufficiency.
We refuse to humbly depend.
We reject the claims of Christ because Christ calls on us to sacrifice self for others (Philippians 2:1-11). We reject Christ because He calls us to other-centered living.
His call on us to love others sacrificially is a knife in the heart of our human selfishness.
We refuse to sacrificially love.
At their core, decisions about Christianity are less about rational/reasonable objections and more about avoiding humble dependence upon God and about avoiding other-centered sacrificial love.
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