“The person who knows but resists truth does not go away from the encounter morally neutral. Truth resisted hardens the heart. It makes it all the more difficult to recognize truth the next time around. Life is not a game without consequences. By our response to God’s revelation we are determining our own destiny.”
This quote of R.H. Mounce has great significance. The statistics show that only 1 in 700,000 people come to accept Christ as their savior after the age of 70. The following verse in Romans tells us that our heart grows hard.
Romans2.4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? 5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Paul then tells us why in this next verse. God turns unbelievers over to do what they want and in doing so their minds are hardened towards what is right. Romans1.28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
The statistic of only 1 in 700,000 of those over the age of 70 coming to Christ is nothing more than a demonstration of Biblical truth.
 Mounce, R. H. (2001). Vol. 27: Romans (electronic ed.). Logos Library System; The New American Commentary (90). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
Published on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 8:05 AM CDT