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Why They Reject God






Josh McDowell say’s that people reject God for three reasons Ignorance, Pride and Moral Issues. I thinks there is something in these three traits. Even people who say they accept God lets these traits keep them from knowing God fully and having a true relationship with him. They lack self-control, they have a religion that rejects and accepts the Holy teaching when it pleases them.

The trait of ingorance
We need to know scriptures the words of God in order to accept him and know him. We need to know the words of God in order to know him and do what is right. Knowing Gods words will teach us his will and purpose for us. It will Give us the power to live a spiritual life.

Romans 1:18-23
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of

Matthew 22:29
29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

Pride
Pride is define as a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct in on dictionary.com. It has other meanings as well. I think the most unhealthy pride is not listening to others because you know it all and you don’t need anyone help to figure it out. You have so much pride that you will cause damage to yourself because you can’t or will not back down on a decision you made. Not only will you not back down you don’t want to accept the consequent of your choice. More Pride! And the most dangerous form of pride is not knowing and living a life in relationship with God.

John 5:40-44
40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

41 “I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Moral

Living a selfish life doing what you want to do without self-control. Not following any authority. God requires us to have self-control. God is the final authority.

John 3:19,20
19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

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