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Is Gods Truth Hidden

Is Gods Truth Hidden?

Gods truth today is hidden just like many TV ads which have colorful images and catchy music and clever humor but present no factual information whatsoever about the product or service being sold.

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Some churches take this same approach. They offer colorful, catchy, clever religion without much real content. They entertain without engaging the mind. That’s a betrayal of the Bible and an insult to the people they are trying to reach.

Then there’s the advertising strategy of presenting only those facts which the buyer will find appealing. You’ve probably seen offers of a free gift or a fabulous deal. The offer may be true, but all too often the offer is stated in huge print, while the further costs are hidden in fine print that you can hardly read. The goal is to sign you up for something without letting you know what you’re getting into.

In the same way, some churches and preachers are tempted to present only the aspects of God’s truth that people like and to hide the rest. But Jesus never did that, and neither did the prophets and apostles of the Bible. Scripture speaks of peace and joy and other wonderful promises, but it is also honest and up front about sin and repentance and judgment and other facts which people don’t like to hear. The Bible shows the blessings of being a Christian, but it also states plainly that you have to give up certain things in order to follow Jesus.

The apostle Paul said, “We have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God… For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord” (2 Corinthians 4:2,5).

So let’s not try to make biblical truth so complicated that only experts can grasp its main thoughts, and let’s not make church into a sales job that manipulates people into buying a gospel they don’t understand.

Ref Article: Dr David Feddes

Christian Readers Institute 

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