~ I’m Too Busy To Consider The Claims of Jesus Christ ~
note: This is one in a series of Biblical answers to objections some individuals raise when presented with the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
“I will not bother to personally conduct a serious investigation of Jesus Christ because I’m too busy with my own agenda right now.”
This is like saying, “I will not get outside my burning house because I am in the middle of something more important.” Such a response doesn’t stand up to the test of logic. But logic is not the main issue. What does God say?
You Are Making a Choice ~ “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
If Christ’s Claims Are True, It Is a Vital Matter ~ “And Elijah came to all the people, and said, ‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word” (1 Kings 18:21).
You May Not Have a Future Chance ~ “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1).
“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6).
[Jesus said] “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Matthew 24:44).
[Jesus said] “And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’” (Luke 12:19-20).
“And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:16).
“For He says: ‘In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.’ Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
summary: “The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of His divine being.
So nobody has a good excuse.
What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life” (Romans 1:19-22, The Message).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW