They don’t know that Jesus is God, they don’t know what he said, they don’t know that he died and rose, they don’t know that hell is coming and that salvation is a gift. They don’t know.
But it’s not that they are just merely victims lacking information. “Due to their hardness of heart.” Their hardness of heart. Do you have a hard heart? When the Bible talks about the heart, it speaks of the heart more than nine hundred times. It’s the seat, the sum, the center of who you are. A heart that’s tender toward God says, “Tell me the truth. I want to change. I want to learn. I want to grow.” A hard heart says, “No!” And it says it like that. “No, it’s not what you want; it’s what I want. It’s not what you think; it’s what I think. It’s not what you see; it’s what I see. You want me to change? While we’re at it, I think you should change. And that’s the heartfelt conversation with God—hardhearted.