Saturday, February 11, 2012
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:3,4 KJV).
The prostitutes, drug lords, atheists, and prison inmates all know that they need to be made right with God. But not those in religion! They have been brainwashed into thinking that they are “good enough” for God as long as they stay busy with their denomination’s rites and rituals. Beloved, according to the Bible, this is how Satan “blinds the minds of them which believe not!”
Satan sidetracks lost people using the 4,200-plus counterfeit world religions, making salvation in Jesus Christ nearly impossible to find. Perchance someone does find the Bible, and does trust Christ as Saviour—what then? Well, Satan now threatens his or her Christian walk by subsequently confusing the Christian using Christendom’s 38,000-plus denominations. Each group claims to “follow Jesus,” but this new Christian may never learn proper Bible study or sound doctrine. Additionally, the new Christian faces another discouragement: selecting one of the 200-plus modern English Bibles.
Disturbingly, many preach “Christ” today, but they are not preaching the Jesus Christ who Paul preached! Paul warns of “another Jesus, another spirit, and another gospel” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4). These individuals use Bible terms, but they are certainly not serving God. They preach false gospels, sometimes even quoting Scripture like Acts 2:38 or 1 John 1:9 (making you believe God was speaking to you, when the context says this is Israel’s salvation). Paul called this “handling the word of God deceitfully.” Yes, they use the Bible to lead people to hell!
Surely, Satan would never use someone who declares “Jesus is Lord,” would he? Satan would never work in a church where the Bible is taught, would he? YES! YES! Christendom today is thoroughly confused. “God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Hence, we conclude that God is not working in Christendom today. Who is? Satan… hiding our gospel!