And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, event the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him or knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. (John 14:16-17)
I told you and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. (John 10:25-26)
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:7-8)
One of the most critical concepts in the Scripture is the radical inability of humanity to choose God. Seeker sensitivity is a myth. Man cannot choose God on his own. Without the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit upon the heart of mankind, there will be no Godward response of the will (Ezekiel 36; John 3). Free will is also a myth. The will is bound to the desires (i.e., we always do what we want to do), and the desires, barring regeneration, is bound to sin.
So why all the talk about seeker sensitivity? It would make sense if there was a biblical category for the seeker, but there isn’t. The one who is a seeker is one who has already been arrested by the Holy Spirit. That is why the gospel must be central in our churches, ministries, Sunday School lessons, family devotions, sermons and teaching. We preach the gospel in obedience to the command of Christ, that regenerated people might respond in repentance and faith. The gospel will bring God glory, either in the response of the regenerate, or the rebellion of the reprobate.