Thursday, 20 August 2009

Was the bible written for you?

Over the centuries the bible has become a public document, but it was originally intended for the private use of God's chosen people. The prophets wrote exclusively for the nation of Israel, providing instruction to the nation on how to live in harmony with one another, how to worship God and how to discern between Good and evil. Similarly, the gospels and the epistles of the New Testament were private documents to the members of the church.

However, over time, hirelings and heretics left the church taking copies of the bible with them. Many of them, like the leaders of UCG, RCG, LCG, PCG, COG/Hulme and others, proceeded to set up their own church organisations, with the expressed intention of making merchandise of gullible people. Of course, to God's faithful people, this behaviour is not surprising, for Paul was inspired to warn Timothy and other genuine ministers Thus: (Acts 20:28-30).

In addition, so-called scholars came along and reinterpreted the bible. So today, we have thousands of nonsensical books purporting to offer authentic explanations of what the bible has to say. Of course, the authors are completely ignorant of the divine revelation, and devoid of the spirit of God, without which, no one is able to understand the bible. For Paul was also inspired to write thus: (1 Cor.2:12). And in contrast, he added, "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned"(1 Cor.2:14).

So genuine Christians should not be dismayed or surprised at the widespread biblical ignorance that is often displayed on the various blogs and web sites in cyberspace, for it was not given to hirelings, heretics or scoffers to understand the mysteries of the kingdom heaven! Hence Jesus' emphatic statement: (Matt. 13:11).


Anonymous said...

I am sure glad you understand the mystery of the Kingdom Noah.

Anonymous said...

Oh no - now we've moved on to there is "No true bible".

Why Tom are you reading one written in English then.