"Why Will Ye Die?"
I never cease to be amazed at the wilful unbelief of many who acknowledge the truthfulness of the gospel. Many who would never deny the inspiration of the Bible, the Diety of Christ, his incarnation, or his effectual atonement, who recognize and readily declare that God freely saves all who trust his Son, yet live on in unbelief, refusing to come to Christ. That astonishes me! Indeed, God himself seems to express astonishment in this regard, crying, "Why will ye die?"
Yet, the reason is as clear as the noonday sun. No one will come to Christ until he acknowledges his depravity and sin. Until you acknowledge your need of a Savior, you will never seek one, no matter how much truth you acknowledge.
My friend, Pastor Don McMurray, in
How sad! How pathetic! But that is a very clear picture of what we see in our churches continually. Though Christ crucified is evidently set before their eyes, though they do not question his ability or his willingness to save all who come to God by him, still there are many who perish in their sins simply because they are too foolishly proud to acknowledge their depravity and confess their sins! God's question and my question to you is this - "Why will ye die?"