Common Reasons Why Some Have Trouble Accepting Jesus As Their Lord And Savior
March 3, 2023 0 Comments
As a Christian, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God, sent to save all people from their sins. He died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, providing a way for us to have eternal life with God. This is, of course, in broad strokes terms and overly simplistic in that aspect. However, this is the good news of the Gospel, and it’s a message of hope and salvation that has transformed the lives of millions of people around the world.
So why, then, do some people struggle to accept this message? In my experience, there are a few common reasons:
First, some people are shut off from God in the limited fruits of their observations and the hardness of their heart. They simply don’t believe in the existence of God. They may be atheists, agnostics, or simply unsure about the nature of the divine. Without a belief in God, it’s difficult to accept the idea that Jesus is his Son and our Savior. For these individuals, I would encourage them to explore the solid and voluminous evidence for the existence of God and to seek out the truth for themselves. There is no shortage of evidence.
Second, some people may have had negative experiences with religion or churches in the past. They may have encountered hypocrisy, corruption, or abuse within religious institutions, and this has left them feeling disillusioned and mistrustful. In these cases, it’s important to remember that Jesus himself was critical of religious leaders who were more concerned with their own power and prestige than with serving God and others. We should strive to follow His example and live lives of humility and service, rather than using religion as a means of control, self advancement or manipulation.
Finally, some people may simply be afraid of the changes that accepting Jesus would bring to their lives. They may be comfortable with their current way of living and may fear the radical transformation that comes with surrendering to God’s will. In these cases, it’s important to recognize that following Jesus is not always easy, but it is always worth it. The eternal rewards of living for Christ far outweigh any temporary sacrifices or difficulties we may face. Time to self assess one’s priorities, maybe step out of the rhythym of the world which tends to carry us along on its waves and contemplate deeper existential issues.
In conclusion, there are some common reasons why someone may find it difficult to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord. In short, Jesus is always fought within our own hearts and within our society and culture even after we sing “I Surrender All”. Spiritual warfare is real. However as Christians, we should continue to share the good news of the Gospel and to live lives that reflect the love and grace of God. If we fall short, Jesus stands ready at all times to welcome us back in as we repent. Through our example, we may be able to help others overcome the Adversary along with the culture’s and their own doubts and fears and find the hope and salvation that can only be found in Jesus Christ.Tags: accepting, and, common, connection, god, have, jesus, lord, reasons, savior, some, their, trouble, why, your