<![CDATA[Have you ever met someone who was so opposed to the Good News of Jesus Christ, that they would not even let you bring up the name of Jesus around them? I mean someone who almost gets violent when you try to tell them that Jesus loves them? I’ve met people like that over the years. Men and women who would even go the other extreme of speaking evil of Jesus and using the Lord’s in vain just because they knew that I was a Christian. I wondered why they were like that. Why they were so blatantly and aggressively opposed to God’s love through Jesus. I’ve come to believe that in most of these cases the reason they are so opposed to the Good News is because they know in their spirit that you’re right. They know deep down that they need Jesus. They feel the pull of the Holy Spirit upon their heart, but instead of surrendering to Jesus, they rise up in hostile opposition. As Shakespeare said, they protest too much. Their protest, their over-the-top rejection, reveals what they are trying to deny and trying to hide, that is, that they know that they need Jesus, but they don’t want you to know that they know.]]>
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