Romans 3:11 says, “There is none that seeketh after God.” Now I am sure you will try to say, “There you go. The Bible can’t be true because it says that no one seeks after God, and I looked for Him for years.” Well, the truth is that you were looking for God to meet you on your terms; you were not looking to meet God on His terms. You were looking for God to accept you as you are and expect nothing in return. You wanted to have both God and your sin; and when you found out that was not a possibility, you chose your sin instead of God.
You see, there is only one thing that keeps people apart from God. That one thing is called sin. Until we come to the realization that we are indeed sinners in need of a Savior, we cannot truly know God. John 3:19 says, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” Simply said, your love for your sin is what keeps you from knowing God in His fullness.
The “light” that John is referring to is the Lord Jesus Himself, along with the Gospel truth that He preached. The “darkness” that John is referring to is anything but the truth of God’s Word. You don’t have to be an atheist to prove this verse to be true. If you believe anything contrary to God’s Word, or if you fail to believe God’s Word in its entirety, you have proven John 3:19 to be true—you have chosen to believe a lie rather than the truth of God’s Word because you love your sin.
In order to really know God, you must take down the barrier of sin. Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.” One cannot serve both God and sin. God is against sin, and sin is against God—the two do not go together. You have to choose either God or your sin, but you cannot choose both.
If you want to know God—I mean really know Him—you must do away with all sin. That, my friend, is what we call repentance. On this blog, I do not try to convince people that God is real because I am already convinced that everyone already knows that; I simply show people how they can have a right relationship with Him. And in order to have a right relationship with Almighty God, you must turn from your sin and follow after Him.
If you will repent of your sin and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, He will forgive you for every sin you have ever committed and give you everlasting life. Micah 7:19 says that, if you will turn from your sin and follow Him, He will have compassion on you and “cast all your sins into the depths of the sea.” Please let go of your sin and trust Jesus before it’s eternally too late for you.