Why do some people get upset when you tell them about Jesus?


Clarify Share Report Asked September 21 2020 Mini PAULA LEWIS

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Telling others about Jesus will at some point include discussion of the reason why Jesus was incarnated (that is, to provide salvation for a universally sinful humanity that could not -- and will never be able to -- save itself through its own works or efforts, and that is consigned to eternal separation from God apart from faith in Christ). 

There will always be people who, instead of receiving this as the "good news" that it is intended to be, take offense at being told that they (like all the rest of us) are sinners who cannot save themselves by their own actions, and that they must depend totally on faith in Christ. Sinful human pride -- the same pride that has afflicted humanity ever since first believing the lie that they could be like God (Genesis 3:5) -- does not want to hear that message.

I would say that these contrasting reactions to the gospel are at least part of what Jesus had in mind when He said that He had come to set a man against his father, and a woman against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law (Matthew 10:34-36).

September 22 2020 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining