Excuse List for Lost People

Excuse List for Lost People


“I can’t believe in life after death, or the resurrection.”
I Cor. 15:17 – If Christ is not raised, you are still in your sins

“I love to party too much.”
I Jn. 2:15 – Love not the world or the things of the world

“The Bible is not the Word of God.”
II Pet. 1:21 – Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit

“The Bible is out-dated.”
II Tim. 3:16 – All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for reproof, doctrine, correction, and instruction in righteousness

“I don’t think Jesus was really God.”
Jn. 5:22-23 – He that honors not the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him

“There’s more than one path to God.”
Jn. 14:6 – I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father but through Me

“There are too many hypocrites in the church.”
Rom. 2:1 – You that judge others do the same things

“I can get saved later: I have plenty of time.”
II Cor. 6:2 – Today is the day of salvation

“I would have to give up too much.”
Rom. 8:32 – Shall not God freely give us all things?

“I don’t call sin what you call sin.”
Prov. 14:9 – Fools make a mock at sin

“What would I get out of being born-again?”
Jn 3:3 – Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God

“I think that I am already saved.”
I Cor. 10:12 – Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall

“I live a better life than most ‘Christians’ I know”
Rom. 3:10 – There is none righteous: no, not one

“I live my life the best way I know”
Prov. 16:25 – There is a way that seems right to a man, but it ends in death

”I must become a better person before I can get saved”
Mt. 9:13 – I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance

“I’m really a Christian: I just don’t flaunt it”
Mt. 10:32-33 – If you confess Me before men, I will confess you before my Father in heaven

“I’m too great a sinner”
I Tim. 1:15 – Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief

“I’m afraid I can’t live the Christian life; I am just too weak”
Phil. 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

“I’m afraid I’ll be persecuted”
Mt. 5:10-12 – Blessed are those who the persecuted, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

“My salvation would damage my career”
Mk. 8:36 – What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

“It’s just the wrong time in my life for me to become a Christian”
Heb. 3:7-8 – Today if you will hear His voice, do not harden your heart

“My culture and tradition won’t allow me to accept Christ”
Mt. 15:3 – Why do you transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

“Living the Christian Life is just too hard”
Mt .11:30 – My yoke is easy and my burden is light

“I will lose all my friends if I get saved”
Jn 15:14 – You are My friends if you do whatever I command you

“My heart is too hardened”
Heb. 3:15 – Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your heart

“I’m an atheist”
Ps. 14:1 – The fool has said in his heart ‘There is no God’

“I’m an agnostic”
Isa. 40:13 – Who is the Lord’s counselor: who has taught Him?

“I’ve tried to pray and find God, but nothing happened”
Mt. 7:7 – Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you

“I’ve sinned far too much to be saved”
Isa. 1:18 – Come, let us reason together says the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet they will be as white as snow.

“God is too good to send me to hell”
Mt. 10:28 – Fear Him which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell

“I prayed the sinners prayer and I believe ‘Once saved: Always saved’”
II Pet. 2:21 – It is better never to have known the way of salvation than, having known it, to turn away from it

“The Bible isn’t logical and I can’t trust it”
I Cor. 1:18-21 – The preaching of the Cross is foolishness to those who perish

“I’ll be saved by my good works”
Eph. 2:9 – Salvation is not by works, lest any man should boast

“I can have heaven and eternal life without God”
Jn. 3:36 – He that has the Son has life; he that does not believe in the Son does not have life

“It’s too late; there is no hope for me”
II Pet. 3:9 – God is not willing that any would perish, but that all would come to repentance


If you have read this list and are not yet a born-again Believer, you are all out of excuses. Let Jesus become the Lord of your life. Pray this prayer sincerely and He will come into your heart:

“Dear Lord Jesus, please forgive all my sins. You know every one of them. I accept you as my Savior and I want to live my life for you.”

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