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Desperate Condition Of Unbelievers

They cannot see the Kingdom

John 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 Kingdom

John 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 life

John 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 life

1 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 sin

Ephesians 2:1: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

They love death

Proverbs 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 God

1 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 God

Romans 3:11: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

They go their own way

Isaiah 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 God

Job 11:7: Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

They hate God

Romans 1:30: Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

They are enemies of God

Psalms 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 leadership

Luke 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 down

Acts 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 Christ

John 1:11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

They (and we) deserve Hell

Romans 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 understand

Matthew 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 lost

Luke 19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

They bring destruction upon themselves

2 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 returns

1 Corinthians 16:22: If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

They are snared by Satan

2 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-deceived

James 1:22: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

They are without hope

Ephesians 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 thoughts

Romans 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 ignorant

2 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 God

Matthew 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 Christ

John 5:40: And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

They stop up their ears

Zechariah 7:11: But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

They stiffen their neck

Exodus 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 themselves

2 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 light

John 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 condition

Revelation 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 earnestly

Micah 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 hearts

Hebrews 3:8: Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

They are rebellious

Deuteronomy 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 proud

1 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 now

John 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 to

Jeremiah 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 sinning

2 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 themselves

Jeremiah 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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