Bestselling author, Lee Strobel, recently confirmed what I have long believed concerning why people deny God.
In an interview on The 700 Club on April 7, 2017, Mr. Strobel says there were many reasons why he did not want there to be a God. And, he said this. “I did not want there to be a God because I did not want to be accountable.”
There it is – as simple as it gets. If you deny God, somehow, someway, your actions will not come into account. You will get a free pass to live your life as you choose, and you will not be confronted by a Holy God who will have any say over your eternal existence.
For two years, Lee set out to disprove the existence of God. Fortunately for him, God, the One he did not want to acknowledge, was merciful to him and saved him from himself. So many people today are in the same mindset as Lee was. They believe if they don’t know this God, then He will just excuse them. Sadly, this is anything but Truth.
Romans 1: 18-23 says this:
“ The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 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.
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. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.”
During this Holy Week, I implore you to examine where you stand with God. Do you seek Him? Have you surrendered your life to His authority, or do you try to ignore Him? Love Heart, He will not be disregarded. Today is the day of salvation. Gwen~