Unbelief Is An Excuse That God Does Not Accept.

By Pastor Vincent Imwensi

God does not accept the excuse of unbelief from any man. Every man has the ability to believe or not believe. Believing is a choice that men make consciously or unconsciously. If men did not have the ability to believe and a prerogative of choice where unbelief is concerned, it would have been unjust for God to judge unbelievers who turn down His word. So in the eyes of God, unbelief is an act of wilful rebellion against Him and that is why He judges (and will judge) it.

Deception Is Not An Allowable Excuse Either
It is also the reason God in His righteousness will judge the deceived because they embraced a lie instead of the truth. Deception is not a tenable excuse before God for sin or disobedience to His word. If men did not have a choice to accept or reject a deception, then that could have been a valid ground before God for their ungodliness and it would have been unfair to judge them. But God does not accept deception as an excuse to justify any man’s ungodliness or rebellion against Him.

Even Though Eve Was Deceived, Man Still Paid The Price
When Eve gave in to Satan’s deception, humanity fell and that was what brought us into the mess that we are in. But thank God who in His love sent us a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sin.
Once again, a choice has been presented before every man to believe the truth of the gospel or give in to the several deceptions that abound to turn men away from the Saviour. Those who reject the gospel and die in their sins will face eternal judgment even if they were deceived because in the light of the truth, yielding to deception is a choice.

According to God’s Word, Men Are Without Excuse
God has packaged into every man, a certain degree of the knowledge about Himself. Hence the Bible tells us that it is only the fool who says there is no God. That position is a choice for which God will judge the fool if he does not repent.

God is not confused – He knows the capabilities and the abilities He has put in us and when we embrace a lie and deny the truth, it is at our own very expense.

See what the scripture says in Romans 1:18-21:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”  

Avoid Wilful Pretensions
One strange phenomenon amongst men is that sometimes, people do not want to admit that they know what they know; or that they can do what they can. There is often a tendency to yield to the line of least resistance or to what is deemed more advantageous/profitable in a given situation.
For instance, this is the reason you sometimes find people who claim they are so weak they can’t do certain things for themselves but when there is no one around to help them and they are hard pressed, they will rise up and do what they claim they couldn’t do.

When it comes to believing the truth, God knows we can believe and that is why He said to preach the gospel to everyone. Those who believe will be saved while those who choose not to believe will be damned.

It’s Time To Believe The Gospel And Be Saved Before It Is Forever Too Late!
Some people tend to think that if they don’t believe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ because they are atheists, agnostics, skeptics, freethinkers, or belong to other religions, then they are covered. But they are wrong! As long as the Bible is the true word of God and Jesus Christ is our Saviour, none of that is tenable before God.

And here is something never to forget: refusing to believe or accept the truth does not invalidate it – the truth remains the truth.

In Acts 4:12, we are clearly told: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Also Jesus Himself told us in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (NKJV)

Many people will die, leave this world, and stand before God only to find that their arguments, beliefs, debates, and philosophical/religious stance that contradicted the Bible are untenable before their Maker. Then it will be too late to make amends.

Dear friend, you are not reading this by chance, God in His love is reaching out to you. If you are not yet saved (or born again), this is the time to believe the gospel and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour. Don’t postpone this any longer. Want to know how? Click here.

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