Statement: I’m not going to be saved because I don’t like what I see people who call themselves Christians doing.
Bible Response: 2 Peter 2:1,2 – 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. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Matthew 23:13 – But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Matthew 7:21-23 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Statement: There is no God.
Bible Response: Psalms 14:1-3 – The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Statement: I have not sinned, I have lived a good, clean life, I am a good person. God would be unjust to send me to hell.
Bible Response: Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. 1 John 1:8 – If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:10 – If we say that we have no sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not in us. Isaiah 64:6 – But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Statement: Who cares, I’m going to do whatever I want.
Bible Response: Romans 14:12 – So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Galatians 6:7 – Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Revelation 20:12 – And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:15 – And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Statement: I’ll make my own way to heaven, there are many ways to heaven anyway.
Bible Response: John 14:6 – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Statement: Who’s to say your God is the real God?
Bible Response: Isaiah 45:5 – I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me. 1 John 5:20 – This is the true God, and eternal life.
Statement: It’s God’s fault the way the world is, all the pain, sickness, suffering, death.
Bible Response: Genesis 2:16,17 – And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 3:6 – And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.1 Corinthians 15:21,22 – For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Statement: I am going to heaven because I was baptized once, I go to church at Easter and Christmas time, and I’ve done a lot of good things in my life.
Bible Response: Ephesians 2:8,9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. John 3:7 – Ye must be born again.
Statement: I am interested in getting saved, but am too busy at the moment, I’ll do it later.
Bible Response: James 4:14 – Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. John 7:6 – Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. Luke 12:20 – But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 2 Corinthians 6:2 – (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) Acts 26:28 – Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts 17:32 – And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
more to come…