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If God is so powerful, how come there are so many non-believers?

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

In order to make someone believe in Him, God would have to force Himself on people. However, God respects our freewill and will not “make” us believe in Him. That’s not love. That’s coercion. Freewill, by its very nature, cannot be influenced by oppression or it is negated.

There are two types of powers at odds here – the power of God’s love and the power of freewill. This is not a tug-of-war battle to see which is stronger, but a simple choice by the individual.

Jesus showed His power through the miracles and yet the Pharisees accused Him of breaking the commandments, befriending Satan and engaging in blasphemy. Not once did they reject the miracle, which many times they witnessed! They saw God’s power, yet refused to believe in Jesus. Jesus did not fit their need so they chose to reject him.

God’s power is overwhelming, but it must be discovered. Non-believers refuse to seek and discover God’s powerful love that is readily available for them to accept.