And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
-- 1 Peter 5:4

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
-- Habakkuk 2:14

Evangelism Bible Texts (Chain #4313)

Verses To Use With The Unconverted Who Make Excuses


1.  Not Today

Choose for yourselves today, Joshua 24:15
How long will you hesitate? 1 Kings 18:21
Do not boast about tomorrow, Proverbs 27:1
Seek the Lord while He may be found, Isaiah 55:6
Son of Man coming at an hour that you do not think He will, Matthew 24:44
This very night your soul is required of you, Luke 12:19-20
Now why do you delay? Acts 22:16
Now is "the acceptable time,” 2 Corinthians 6:2


2. It is too late

When the wicked turns…he will live, Ezekiel 33:19
Why have you been standing here idle all day long? Matthew 20:6
The one who comes to me I will certainly not cast out, John 6:37
Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved, Romans 10:13


3.  Tried once and failed.  God is able to:

deliver you, Daniel 3:17
fulfill His promise, Romans 4:21
guard what you entrust to Him, 2 Timothy 1:12
save forever, Hebrews 7:25
keep you from stumbling, Jude 24

See Enabling Grace, Chain # 4030


4.  Too many things unexplained

The secret things belong to the LORD our God, Deuteronomy 29:29
You shall understand hereafter, John 13:7
It is not for you to know, Acts 1:7
Now we see in a mirror dimly, 1 Corinthians 13:12


5.  I don't need a savior

He who does not believe has been judged already, John 3:18
He who does not obey the Son...the wrath of God abides on him, John 3:36
All have sinned, Romans 3:23
The wages of sin is death, Romans 6:23
How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? Hebrews 2:3

See Trusting in Works, Chain # 4120


6.  God is love, there is no danger

Cast him into the outer darkness, Matthew 22:13
Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish, Luke 13:3
If God did not spare angels when they sinned, 2 Peter 2:4

See Unsparing Justice of God, Chain # 4177


7.  Too many hypocrites in the church

Do not judge lest you be judged, Matthew 7:1
Each one of us shall give account of himself, Romans 14:12
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, 1 Peter 4:8


8.  Will cost me too much

What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits? Psalm 116:12
What does it profit a man to gain the world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36
There is no one who has left…who shall not receive many times as much, Luke 18:29-30
He Himself…bore our sins in His body on the cross, 1 Peter 2:24

See Gain through Loss, Chain # 4156


9.  I cannot leave my old companions

You shall not follow a multitude in doing evil, Exodus 23:2
He who walks with wise men will be wise, Proverbs 13:20
Do not be bound together with unbelievers, 2 Corinthians 6:14
Bad company corrupts good morals, 1 Corinthians 15:33


10. I shall be persecuted

There is a blessing connected with it, Matthew 5:11
It lifts one to the level of the prophets, Matthew 5:12
All who desire to live godly will experience it, 2 Timothy 3:12
It leads to a crown, Revelation 2:10