One and But One – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 21 in the series Church of Christ: One and But One

Truth is always acceptable to those who are seekers of it and unacceptable to those who do not!!? What blocks the entrance to truth??? Most times prejudice.? Opinions would rank second, and probably indifference, thirdly.? Whatever the state of mind one finds themselves, truth WILL have its day of recognition. Hebrews 9:27; John 12:48? ?And it was our Lord who stated: ?You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!!? John 8:12?? What a break!!? God has reached out to man with a plan that will free him!!

???? Truth may not always be appreciated or accepted.? Those whose minds are closed on any subject will find it difficult rejecting what they have always believed (if they have believed anything with their heart) and change their minds when the facts contradict what they have believed.? Age brings with it a hardening effect.? People who have believed something all their lives will not find it comfortable or satisfying to find they have always been incorrect.? Believing something that is wrong, no matter how long it is believed, will not make the wrong, right and will never alter the fact that error is wrong when truth, which exposes that error!!? There was not one man or woman in the New Testament who believed what they were taught by the apostles of Jesus Christ BEFORE they heard their message.? Some rejected what was told them and we often muse over that rejection, but the end of rejection to truth is always the same; they all will be punished.? Unfortunately, so will those they influence.? It is recorded in Holy Writ; ?they that gladly received their word were baptized and the same day there was added unto them about 3,000 souls.? Acts 2:41 ??Some did not. Hebrews 4:1-2?? ?

???? Truth will never be altered by whether or not some dead loved one did not know it nor obeyed it!!? What you and I do with truth will determine our eternal destiny, but what someone who is dead has done about that truth will never alter my being punished or blessed by that truth.? It does not matter how many people disbelieve.? ?What if some do not believe, shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?? God forbid: let God be true and every man a liar.? Romans 3:3-4?? ?And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.? He that says, I know Him, and keeps not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.? ?1 John 2:3-4

???? There are those who claim to be a follower of Christ who has never seriously investigated what Christ demands of them.? They have never read His Testament and are about as much home with the Bible as an aborigine is with a computer.? They are of the opinion that IF they do or do not believe, all will be well with God.? They are of the opinion that it is narrow-minded to demand an allegiance to the inspired Word of God, that all they have to do is mentally accept the fact that there is a God and everything will be just fine-that God just really does not care what they do, if they do anything!!? ?Do they intend to offend God or mock His Son, no, not at all!! ?They want to stay as far away from ?judging? hoping they will not be ?judged?. ?As long as they ?feel? everything is alright between them and God (and nobody awakens them to the reality that it is not), they will go along merrily to eternity never having the thought that God may not be pleased with them, at all!!

???? Burrowing your head in the sand will not make evil go away!!? Running away from the facts stated by Christ and His apostles will not allow you escape.? ?Behold! He cometh,? is a cry they never consider hearing.? Wanting to be just ?left alone,? some are offended when checked by a book, chapter, or verse from God?s Word!? Death is as much a part of life as is breathing air.? Judgment is that which comes with death!! Hebrews 9:27

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