Suppressing The Truth About Salvation Is Living A Lie!
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Suppressing the truth about salvation makes it easy to avoid change, but in the long run, avoidance comes with a high price, especially when it comes to our salvation in Christ Jesus. Make no mistake, keeping a comfort existence for whatever reason will insure the loss of the best life on earth and life eternal. It’s also bad for the soul, because it’s a dishonest practice.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
The Result Of Suppressing The Truth About Salvation
A truth that is suppressed is a truth that has been made known to someone by any means, but they do not want to be confronted by it. They do not want it to cause or force them to change, so they avoid it by refusing to look it at or deal with it.
For instance, It’s easy to compare suppression of a wrongdoing to living a lie to cover up something wrong you’ve done, because you refuse to admit your mistake or sin. That type of avoidance only wounds the soul with pain and sorrow at first, and then as time goes by only a little wince at the thought of what you’ve done might occur.
Worse, if you can avoid feeling guilty, then your mind will resolve to do other similar or worse sins without even thinking about it and your soul isn’t even going to care. The soul becomes so enlarged it rules over one’s life rather than the spirit or heart where God resides.
What is the most important truth that men suppress? Romans 1:19 tells us, “because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.”
People are suppressing the truth or knowledge about God. Where did they learn that truth about God that they are suppressing? Verse 20 tells us, “for since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse:”
Creation speaks of a Creator. God is understood, it says, by the things that are made. There comes a point in every human’s life as they observe nature, where a voice whispers to them, “This didn’t just happen. There has to be a hand behind this.”
At that point, each person has a choice: Whether or not to suppress that truth. By not suppressing the truth, I believe from my experience and the experience of so many others, that God will move heaven and earth to get the knowledge of the gospel to anyone. How glorious!
I remember my fervent prayers to find a church where the true Word of God was preached. God provided my need in the most miraculous way that led me to a church which opened up the living Word of God to me. It’s the living Word that can undo the work of the mind and soul and let the spirit reign.
Giving Ourselves To God
Once we let go and let God take over, He will lead us to salvation and all the blessings that go with it, including finding our way into His perfect will and unique work for our lives.
This truth is so profound because even on Judgment Day no one is going to be able to stand and say, “Well, I never heard. I didn’t have a chance.” They will be without excuse, because God is going to take them right back to that experience where He spoke to them through nature or the miracles of life.
If you’re not saved, stop suppressing the truth and receive today your full salvation and deliverance. I have a short study that will be helpful. Go to Receive Salvation
*This devotion subject is based upon the writing of Bayless Conley from Cottonwood Christian Center In Orange County.
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