Desperate Condition Of Unbelievers
They cannot see the KingdomJohn 3:3: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
They cannot enter the KingdomJohn 3:5: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
They shall not see lifeJohn 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
They do not have life1 John 5:12: He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
They are dead in sinEphesians 2:1: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
They love deathProverbs 8:36: But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
They receive not the things of God, the things of God are foolishness to them and they cannot know the things of God1 Corinthians 2:14: But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
They do not seek GodRomans 3:11: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
They go their own wayIsaiah 53:6: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
They cannot find out about GodJob 11:7: Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
They hate GodRomans 1:30: Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
They are enemies of GodPsalms 66:3: Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.
They do not want God*s leadershipLuke 19:14: But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
Their world is upside downActs 17:6: And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
They reject Jesus ChristJohn 1:11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
They (and we) deserve HellRomans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
They do not understandMatthew 13:13: Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
They are lostLuke 19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
They bring destruction upon themselves2 Peter 2:1: But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
They will be cursed when Christ returns1 Corinthians 16:22: If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
They are snared by Satan2 Timothy 2:26: And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
They are self-deceivedJames 1:22: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
They are without hopeEphesians 2:12: That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
They do not want God in their thoughtsRomans 1:28: And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
They are willingly ignorant2 Peter 3:5: For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
They do not know scripture or the power of GodMatthew 22:29: Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
They will not come to ChristJohn 5:40: And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
They stop up their earsZechariah 7:11: But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
They stiffen their neckExodus 32:9: And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
They wrestle with the scriptures and destroy themselves2 Peter 3:16: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
They reject the lightJohn 3:19-20: And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
They do not know their hopeless conditionRevelation 3:17: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
They sin earnestlyMicah 7:3: That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
They harden their heartsHebrews 3:8: Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
They are rebelliousDeuteronomy 31:27: For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
They are proud1 Peter 5:5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
The wrath of God is upon them even nowJohn 3:36: He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
They sin as much as they are able toJeremiah 3:5: Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.
Only God Can Limit Their Sin
Genesis 20:6: And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.
They cannot stop sinning2 Peter 2:14: Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
They cannot change themselvesJeremiah 13:23: Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
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