For our series, Why Only Some Believe, we are exploring the truths that Paul lays out in God’s Word that help us understand why some people will remain so hostile to God, why they will remain in spiritual death and eventually be destroyed in the second death - eternal separation from God. It also helps us to answer the question, why do some people believe? And when we talk about believing, we are not talking about lip service belief or even a cognitive recognition, but we are talking about believing in the heart and being saved. There are many who would recognize and affirm with their mouths that Jesus is the Lord, but as a matter of heart, they remain unconvinced. And why? Because to those who are spiritually dead, outside of Christ and without the Holy Spirit, the heart cannot accept the Lordship of Christ because it is foolishness to them. It makes no “earthly” sense. Spiritual matters need to be discerned spiritually and to the spiritually dead, it cannot happen.