But recently, I have learned from the Bible, that this will always be the case. That God actually blinds some people to the truth, when it is clearly before them! But why is this?
First Corinthians, chapter one, from verse seventeen has an excellent summary.
- v18 - "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness". That gives the fact.
- v22 - "For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom". This is an interesting side note. How many people say, "God should give me a sign" or "Prove it to me".
- v25 and 29 give the reason - "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men" and "That no flesh should glory in his presence".
Is there no hope for the unsaved to come to a knowledge of the Good News? Not at all. The Bible makes it clear that those of humble heart, turning away from sin, and trusting in God can be saved (1 Peter 5:5c - "for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble", and 1 Timothy 2:4 "Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth").