Not A Secret
Not A Secret
People have a way of making simple things complicated. There are about as many excuses for this as there are people, but some of the common reasons are pride, selfishness, greed, envy, arrogance and ignorance. The most unfortunate result of this tendency/problem is how the central message of the Holy Bible has been twisted, misrepresented and misunderstood over the centuries. The clear and simple truths of the Bible are not a secret. God’s message of love and forgiveness is meant for everyone.
God Reveals Himself in Creation
- Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.
- Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
God Presents and Preserves Absolute Truth in His Word
(The Holy Bible)
- Psalm 119:160 The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
God’s Holy Spirit Enables Us to Understand and Apply Truth
- Daniel 5:14 I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.
- 1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
God’s Word Declares the Sinful Nature of Man
- Psalm 53:2-3 God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. 3 Every one of them has turned aside; They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.
- Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
God Requires a Sacrifice as Payment For Sin
- Leviticus 15:15 “Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering, which is for the people, bring its blood inside the veil, do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it on the mercy seat and before the mercy seat.
- Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
Those Who’s Sin Debt Has Not Been Paid Will Spend Eternity Separated from God
- Philippians 3:18-19 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.
- 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
God Does Not Desire for Any to Perish
- Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’
- 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Jesus Christ Paid Our Sin Debt
- Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
- 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him
- Colossians 1:14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins
Jesus Christ States Clearly that He is the Only Way to Reconciliation with Father God
- John 8:24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”
- John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Turn to Jesus now for the forgiveness of your sins and reconciliation with God.
Pray for understanding and for God to send you a follower of Christ to help you learn and grow.
If you are already a Christian, pray for God to send you to someone who needs to hear the clear truths of the Bible and the fundamentals of the faith.
Father, spread Your truth, show Your love, save many lost souls! May Your will be done. I offer this simple prayer in the name of Christ my Lord and Savior. Amen