What Were Your Reasons for Not Believing in Jesus?

What Were Your Reasons for Not Believing in Jesus?

What Were Your Reasons for Not Believing in Jesus?

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J. Warner often says there are three reasons why anyone rejects a truth claim: rational, emotional, and volitional. In this video, a high school student asks J. Warner which of these three reasons best explained his resistance to the claims of Christianity in the first thirty-five years of his life? Students from the King’s Academy discuss the issue with J. Warner on the King’s Academy YouTube Channel.

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19 thoughts on “What Were Your Reasons for Not Believing in Jesus?

  1. Ed Kidgell

    Another Christian video where YT is not allowing me to hit the 'Like' button.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  2. MA Shah

    What's all this "faith" stuff? Clearly Christianity is proven, scientific fact…right?

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  3. Tom Barry

    Very simple show me evidence, if there’s any proof of the Christian Gods existing then I’ll be thrilled to admit I was wrong. In my more than 60 years I’m still waiting for that proof

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  4. Douglas McNay

    The problem never was "We need sufficient evidence and then we will believe." For example, you can be in a room with a chair and before you decide to sit down in it, you check out the design of it to see if you think it is sturdy enough to hold your weight. You can ask other people who have sat in that chair whether or not it held their weight without groaning. You can research the materials it was made out of, you can call the manufacturer and ask for specs, you can talk on the phone directly with the guy who assembled it…but after all is said and done, all the evidence in the world won't do any good, because there will always be some level of doubt. So it really all comes down to faith anyways. You either say "Yes, I have enough faith that this chair will support my weight when I sit on it" or "No, I think it will fall apart".

    Also, let's not fall into the trap that there are different kinds of people who reject Christianity for various reasons. The Bible is clear that men love their darkness and sin, and that "He who is not with Me is against me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters." (Matthew12:30). No amount of knowledge will change the real issue, which is natural man's heart of stone. God is the one who removes the stone heart and gives hearts of flesh. People don't do open heart surgeries on themselves.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  5. Ian Fults

    BRAVO to the interviewer here, she did an AMAZING job talking to the same level and asking the right questions to get the great answers, BRAVO!

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  6. Taylor Walston

    If atheists are correct, humanity has made up religious claims. If this is true, how is insisting that prayer is "working' any less dogmatic? If you want to mirror as an honest interlocutor, surely we should be talking from a position of we both could be wrong, and let's figure out how to demonstrate if assertions are true or false?

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  7. gollum the artistic newt

    If God has to do the conversion, how can praying to God do any good? Does God not know already? How can you paying to God do anything?

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  8. Lestibournes

    To answer the video title: the eternal inalterable message from Gd in the Bible, which stands on its own and fundamentally contradict the core Christian beliefs.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  9. Sylar Bruticus

    I'm saved, so I believe. But when I didn't believe before, it's because it's obvious. Society acts like he's not real. It's looks like an unnecessary religion. Nobody is divine healing today (amputees, lame, maim, etc.). It's just a hard story to believe overall. This is a silly question. It's up to us to share the evidence of things not seen like atheist believing he's real and emperor Guang wu's statement from China the day our Lord died for us.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  10. Benedictus Maladaptus

    Evidence doesn't care what mood someone's in. What demonstrable evidence is there of the existence of the supernatural son of the creator of everything, or for this creator?

    Haven't encountered any in my 60 years, but if your evidence can stand up to examination and testing, I'd love to hear it.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  11. Jon Erickson

    He's right: LAME!!!!!!!!

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  12. Robert Bigouette

    What a wonderful interview!

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  13. Gari Sullivan

    Your question is an easy one to answer. What's your reason for not believing in Zeus, Allah, etc? Your reason is the same as mine for not believing in jesus. Next question, please.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  14. Jonah Poland

    🤫🤙

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  15. CP trikester

    Arguing with someone that refuses to consider the evidence is like:
    NO, you're wrong. Prove it.
    NO, you're wrong. Look here.
    NO, you're wrong. Prove it.
    NO, you're wrong. Look here.
    NO, you're wrong. Prove it.
    NO, you're wrong. Look here.
    NO, you're wrong. Prove it.
    Repeat as required.
    Based on personal experience.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  16. Mickie Gibbs

    This is where I am with my daughter right now: prayer and modeling. Loved this answer!

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  17. NeedGod dot com

    The gospel I would say is the main message of the Bible, it is the work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and what He did on the cross for all of humanity. 
    But, before talking about Jesus and the cross, we need to look at the problem of humanity, the problem every one of us is faced with. Despite the efforts of any person, we cannot earn our way to heaven. Romans 3:23 says: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,". Anyone can examine themselves and know that even though, yes, sometimes we can do good, we also do evil at times. We commit moral crimes, and we rebel against God, which the Bible calls sin. We lie, we steal, we blaspheme God, and we can lust and have hate for our brother in our hearts. These are just some of the sins more than likely every person on earth has committed. God is loving, holy and merciful among other attributes but He is also just, perfectly just. Like any crime, sin has to be punished. If God did not punish sin, then He would be unjust. He would be corrupt. Someone has to take the punishment. Romans 6:23 says: "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.". This is talking about spiritual death, not physical death; if you die in your sins then you go to hell. There is good evidence that humans have souls. Near-death experiences are one of those evidences. There is a part of you that lives on past your physical body. 
          God sent His only Son to earth about 2000 years ago, His Son is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the promised Savior of the world. He fulfilled hundreds of prophecies by coming to and being in our world. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and was crucified on the cross as a payment for our sins. God poured out His wrath on Jesus in our place, meaning the justice of God is satisfied and sin is punished. While we were still at enmity with God, God still wants to save us, Romans 5:8 says: "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.". Three days after Jesus was crucified, He rose again proving that His payment was enough and that He was who He said He was, the Son of God. There is real-world evidence for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is not just a nice story.
            Scripture tells us to repent, to put our trust in Jesus, and to follow Him as Lord. Repentance means a change of mind which means to turn from a life following sin to a life following Christ. Salvation is a free gift and it cannot be earned. No one can be perfectly moral on their own, it is impossible. This is the only way to be in the presence of God in heaven. It is important to reiterate that we cannot save ourselves; it is the gift of God for one to be saved. God is rich in mercy and ready to forgive, cry out to Him, be sincere when coming to God, this is not a flippant thing. Repent and place your trust in Jesus Christ alone, today is the day of salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 says: "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.". Salvation is a gift. 
          There is no other way, Jesus Himself said that He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Him. Jesus is not just a way, a truth or a life. Romans 10:9 says: "That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;".

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  18. Yeshu'a

    Raised in church but it never seemed real to me. It was just how I was raised. Once I saw evidence I believed. I'm ashamed to admit that but it's the truth.

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply
  19. Robert West

    Well-explained!

    June 28, 2022 at 1:51 pm Reply

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