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  • Writer's pictureJack Hager

It’s Not Fingers in Their Ears!

“Why won’t they listen???”

“Why doesn’t he/she get it???”

“What’s the matter with them???”


I’ve heard (and voiced) those questions often; asked by people young and old who have tried to share Jesus and the gospel.

One teenager said, “It’s like they sit their with their fingers stuck in their ears!”


“If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” (2 Corinthians 4.3,4)

“But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” (1 Corinthians 2.14)

This is liberating truth!

We can’t prove/argue/convince anyone of the gospel.

Only God can open their eyes; open their minds.

Our job (every Christian, by the way, not “just” those gifted with evangelism or the “pros”) is to brag on Jesus. Our job is to ask God’s Spirit to enable us to walk our talk. And our job is to “talk.”

His “job” is to open.

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