Thursday, May 29, 2014

William Lane Craig on Those Who Don't Come to Christ

"...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 or 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.  But anyone who responds to the drawing of God's Spirit with an open mind and an open heart can know with assurance that Christianity is true, because God's Spirit will convict him that it is.  Jesus said, 'My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me; if any man's will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority' (John 7:16-17 RSV).  Jesus affirms that if anyone is truly seeking God, then he will know that Jesus' teaching is truly from God." [1]

Courage and Godspeed,

1. William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith 3rd. Edition., p. 47.

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