Those In Love With Sin Do Not Receive Christ
By A. W. Tozer
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because
their deeds were evil. . . . John 3:19
I do not believe anyone has ever rejected Jesus Christ
on philosophical grounds. Israel did not reject the Lord
because of philosophical reasons. Israel's rejection was
for moral reasons.
The man who continues in his rejection of Christ has
a pet sin somewhere -- he’s in love with iniquity. He
rejects Jesus on moral grounds, and then hides behind
false philosophy -- philosophical grounds.
I believe that every one of those who are having
"intellectual difficulties" is hiding because he is morally
reprobate. When we fall in love with our sin, we can
imagine and manufacture 10,000 syllogisms to keep us
away from the cross.
A blind man can argue that there is no sunshine, but
when he gets his sight, the sunshine floods in!
How wonderful it is that when a person gives up his
sin and puts his pride under his feet and looks at the
light, the whole body and mind are flooded with light. I
have talked with people who have come out of rational-
ism and atheism and all the rest -- and they smile at you
with clear eyes and say, "Oh, it is wonderful now; the
light has flooded in."
Jesus said, "For everyone that doeth evil hateth the
light, neither cometh to the light lest his deeds should
be reproved." This is the condemnation -- that light is
come into the world, and men love darkness rather than
light, because their deeds are evil. The natural man has a
perverse antipathy to the light because it interferes with
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.