Will You Turn Back On God
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Will You Turn Your Back On God?
As Jesus saw that multitude walk away, He turned to those twelve men and said, “Will ye also go away?”
This is the case in our day: few are saved, multitudes are lost.
I. THEY WENT AWAY BECAUSE OF HIS TEACHING
They went away from Jesus then and go away now because of His teaching.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
II. THEY WENT AWAY BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF MAN
Men go away from Jesus, in the second place, because of the fear of man.
They go away from Jesus because of the fear of man.
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
III. THEY WENT AWAY BECAUSE OF DOUBTS AND QUESTIONS
Sometimes people go away from Jesus because of doubts and questions in their minds.
The Bible tells of people who had doubts and questions.
Nathaniel had a doubt which originated in his head.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
IV. THEY WENT AWAY BECAUSE OF LOVE FOR THE WORLD
People sometimes go away from Jesus because of a love for sensual, worldly enjoyment.
Oh, the hundreds of people I have met in my limited experience who will not come to Jesus because they do not want to give up sinful pleasures.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
V. THEY WENT AWAY BECAUSE OF PROCRASTINATION
People turn their backs on Jesus because they procrastinate; they put it off until another day.
I know of no instrument in the hands of the Devil that has sent more people to Hell and cause more to turn their backs on the Son of God than those words, “Not now, Preacher; some other day.”
If a sinner says “tomorrow” and keeps saying it, he will go as straight to Hell as any sinner ever went.
Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.