Greg Laurie: Most People Reject Christ Because of Mob Mentality
Greg Laurie, a popular evangelist in Southern California, believes that most people reject Christ not because they have honestly looked into the faith, but largely because of mob mentality.
"To a large degree, a vast majority of people do not reject Christ because they have looked into it or because they have some honest questions about the Bible or Christianity," he said in a Facebook post on Monday. "They reject Christ because they let others do their thinking for them. They mock because others mock. And they become willing victims of someone else's prejudice."
Laurie, who is senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, used the example of Judas - the disciple who betrayed Jesus - to make his argument.
When Judas betrayed Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemane, multitudes came to arrest Jesus - without realizing exactly what they were doing.