Hidden Treasures

The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Church series: Why people reject Christ?

If salvation from an eternity in Hell is as simple as receiving Christ as Saviour, why do you continue to reject Him?  Why are you so hateful towards Jesus Christ, so hateful as to even use His name to vent your anger?  Why do you despise and hate the Christian who  presents the Gospel to you?

If someone rescued you or your loved ones from a burning house or a burning car, you would be grateful for life.   If someone gave you a gift of $1,000,000 with no strings attached, you could not contain your appreciation for him.

Well then, why does it upset and even infuriate you when someone shows you God’s plan of salvation from an eternity in Hell fire?  Why do you hate our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ who died and paid the full penalty for your sins?  Why do you so despise the Bible that tells you the story of God’s wonderful grace?

Ready for the answer?

Your pride and self-righteousness!  Yes, it is offensive before our Holy God. The Prophet Isaiah, describes   “all of our righteousness as stinking bloody rags.” Isaiah 64:6   It’s because you think of yourself as a good person that you see no need of a Saviour. You are offended when anyone should dare to tell you what God thinks of you.

Not only have you chosen to reject Christ, but  your will is in bondage to Satan himself and you are a slave of the devil.  He has you  in bondage to sin and he has deceived you to think that a religion of your choice is the answer. Satan doesn’t mind you being religious. He is a master of religion.  He fascinates you with religion;  anything but Jesus Himself.

The Apostle Paul had this same problem, as do all of us, until God confronted him on the road to Damascus as he was on his way to persecute Christians.  God knocked him to the ground and in a moment his life was changed forever. The story is found in Acts 9  and he records in Philippians 3  his testimony of the change that took place.

If you will this moment admit the truth that you are a proud, self-righteous sinner and if you will listen to the voice of God’s Holy Spirit as He knocks on the door of your heart to show you your need of Jesus who died and rose again to pay the full penalty for your sins, and if you will receive Him by faith as you sit there at your computer;  God will work a miracle in your life by delivering you from the bondage of Satan and cause you to be born again and make you His child. His Spirit will take up residence in you and make you a brand new person.

Yes, your body will be the same.  Yes, you will still stumble and sin and fail the Lord.  You won’t live a perfect life by a long shot.  But you will have a love for Christ and even for me for sharing this good news with you.

Amazingly, the sin you once loved, you will begin to hate and the Bible you once hated will become your most precious possession.  This web site which once bored you, will become a fascinating source of spiritual food and you will not be able to get enough of it.  In humiliation and appreciation you will share this good news with others.

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May 10, 2006 - Posted by | Church Series

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