Why Is God A Mystery?
Why is God and what He is doing in this world a mystery to people in todays' tragedies and terrorist attacks on human life, and most importantly, why He is a mystery in understanding how one is saved from his sins?
The world, its nations, and its people seem to have no interest in God and His word, and will not take any time out of their day to day schedule to really study to understand about God and the mysteries pertaining to His work and His Kingdom until tragedy and devastation hits them and their nation. Due to the mountain of confusion concerning God's Word, confusion concerning true Christianity, as well as other religions, God is a mystery and becomes a mystery to all peoples of the earth.
Why don't people take the time to understand and solve the mystery of God, the mysteries of His work on earth, and the mysteries pertaining to eternal life, and how one can be accepted for salvation in His Kingdom? Why are these things not taken seriously until a nation and its citizens and their lives are being seriously affected and endangered by the evil works of men?
It has been said and proven to be true that the first casualty of any war IS TRUTH. Likewise, it is also true that the first casualty in the war for man's life and his gaining understanding of his purpose for life IS THE TRUTH. The first example of such truth casualty took place and has been recorded for man's understanding 6,000 years ago, and is found in Genesis 3: 3-19.
Genesis Chapter 3:4 records the first truth casualty - "And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die." Verse 17 - "And unto Adam God said Because you have hearkened unto the voice of your wife, and has eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake: in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life:" verse 19 - " In the sweat of your face shalt you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return."
From the very beginning of man's life on earth, the woman and man did not take seriously what God said to them about life. They did not realize how deceptive Satan was in his covering over and blinding them to the truth about life and the purpose of life, all because of their rejecting THE IMPORTANCE of what God had said to them. This began the mystery of life for man by Satan beginning his religious works of covering truth with deception. It is the same today with people and what God is still saying to them from His Word. They will not accept truth from God and His Word! By their lives they are rejecting God, His Word, and His Truth! People, instead of trusting in God and His Word for truth, listen to Satan through one of his many ministers and continue to live in the darkness OF RELIGIOUS CONFUSION, and SO GOD and HIS LIGHT OF SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING continues to be a mystery to them.
Adam and Eve did not recognize how serious and important is the truth of what God said to them about their life and so rejected it, in comparison to their accepting what Satan was communicating to them through his lies, his propaganda and his directions for their life, and this caused them to be put and kept in darkness to true understanding about God. Satan, through his teachings, caused the important things concerning God and His plan for man to become hidden secrets - a mystery to man, and they have continued to be so to this day. Satan told Eve not to believe and accept God's directions for their life, but to accept his guidelines for their life, and by doing so, they could be their own gods and make their own laws according to their own mind as to what was good and evil for themselves, and will live forever, Genesis 3:5. They could even decide the kind of government that they wanted to be over them without fear of any harm coming to them. The "tree of the knowledge of good and evil," that God instructed man not to eat from, Satan said, they could eat from that tree without harm to their lives! Eve accepted this big lie and got her weak husband, Adam, to accept it as well.
This lie is still being believed and accepted and perpetrated by people today, and believe it or not, is believed and accepted in professed Christian churches and other religions of the world as well. It is taught and preached at funerals that people go to heaven, that death is not real, but a transition period. People are taught at funerals and sermons that when they die, regardless of their on going sins, that death is only the beginning of their eternal life with God. Other religions believe it as well and go even a deceptive step further by believing, if whatever evil deed they commit, if it is for the sake of their "own god" and their "own religion" they will have eternal life. So Satan's teaching, that man will not die, is alive and well in all of today's society and religions. However, God will have the last word by telling man in His Word that the wages of man's sins will be his death!
God told Adam and Eve in the beginning of their physical life on earth if they wanted eternal life, they would have to reject the "evil tree of the knowledge of good and evil," of living by human nature, which is by their own natural opinions, their own natural reasonings of their mind and conscience that they have chosen to live by, and accept to live by His "tree of life," by God's Mind and Laws. God's "TREE OF LIFE" does not give man the choice of deciding what is best for him, but directs man to live only by God's standards, laws and commandments, for his daily behavior which leads him to love God and to love man, and to live in complete unity with God and man. God demands this is the faith that man must have and maintain to live God's way to receive eternal life. Later in the New Testament, Jesus Christ said the same thing to a young man who was interested in receiving eternal life when He said to him, "if you want to enter into life, keep God's commandments," Matthew 19:17, and named some of God's 10 commandments as the set of commandments that He was referring to. After Christ's death and resurrection, Paul spoke of the faith that man must have to have his past sins forgiven in order to be saved, because all have sinned and broken His commandments, Acts 16:31. Every sinner must repent, determine to have an obedient heart to those laws, Heb. 8:10, 10:16, then Christ will accept one for forgiveness and for salvation.
However, all of these teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles have been made a mystery, made to be hidden secrets through all of the widespread teachings of Satan and his so called Christian ministers through all of their lies, by being a false witness, and twisting and perverting the Words of Christ. They have created many false christs and idols made in the image of God, by CORRUPTING THE UNDERSTANDING of the "tree of life."
Jesus Christ states in Revelation 12:9, "that Satan the devil, has deceived the whole world." Hardly anyone in the world and all of its religions, really believe this is true, especially ministers of all religions! If they did and preached it widely, people might begin to wake up and begin to study God's Word for themselves and really begin a new life in the Spirit on the road to conversion and salvation. In II Corinthians 4:3-4, Christ through Paul writes, "but if our gospel be hid (a mystery) it is hid to them that are lost." Verse 4, "In whom the god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of them which believe not, unless the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."
Paul speaks of these deceptions when he wrote in II Cor. 11:13,14,15 - For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. Verse 14 - And no marvel: for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Verse 15 - Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also he transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
This is all so true, and unless a person truly becomes serious about his life and what he must do to receive eternal life, he will always remain in the darkness of Satan and will not understand the hidden secrets, the mysteries of God. Jesus Christ says unto His disciples, "Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but to others in parables that seeing they might not see and hearing they might not understand," Luke 8:10. The others here in this verse refers to people that are hostile to God and have enmity, a deep-seated hatred against God, His commandments, and His true servants, and who desire to remain blind to their sins and their carnal ways of the flesh, and believe that their false christ that they are following will accept them in their sins. These people hate the true teachings of the true Christ and so cannot see, and have determined for themselves to not understand the hidden truths, the mysteries pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
God the Father, sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to this earth to appear before men in the flesh, John 3:16. Christ came speaking and teaching the truth concerning God the Father, and Himself as His Son and Savior, and all the mysteries of God's Kingdom. These mysteries included Christ's revealing of God as the Father, and a believer's relationship to Him as one of His sons if that believer comes before Him as a babe, humble as is a young child, desiring to be taught. Jesus Christ said plainly in Matthew 18:3-4, unless you come before God the Father, as a humble little child, you cannot be converted and cannot understand the mysteries of God to receive salvation in His Kingdom. Read for greater understanding about humbleness in our article on "Becoming As a Little Child," on our website.
Jesus Christ in Matthew 11:25, thanked God the Father for hiding the things concerning God's Kingdom and repentance. He said, "Father, you have hid these things (permitted them to become a mystery through Satan) from the wise and prudent (those exalted ones, who are high in their own mind) and has revealed them unto babes," (those who will humble themselves as little children). This is GOD's WAY of revealing Himself, and how a called out one is drawn to the Father and becomes a chosen son for His Kingdom, by becoming humble, meek and submissive to Him. This is the foundation that every person must begin with to come to understand THE MYSTERY OF GOD, and the mysteries pertaining to HIS WORK OF SALVATION IN ORDER for a person to become a chosen vessel for His Kingdom.
Paul says in I Corinthians 2:7, "We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery." Paul continues in verse 8 saying, "WHICH NONE OF THE PRINCES, (THE RULERS) WOULD KNOW FOR HAD THEY KNOWN IT, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY." They would not know these things because of their highmindedness, self-exaltation, their ego, their desire for power, and their unwillingness to humble themselves to the mind of a little child. But God has revealed these mysteries to His little humble ones, "by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God." A person cannot receive God's Spirit for understanding the mysteries of God until he humbles himself as a little child, repents, and becomes converted to the ways of God, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19-20, and Matthew 18:3.
God and His work in all the world and religions is a mystery, because the gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ and salvation, has been made a mystery. False ministers in today's Christianity, have PERVERTED the Gospel of Christ and MADE ANOTHER gospel, a false gospel, pertaining to salvation. Paul said even in his day, religionists were perverting the gospel, creating another gospel, covering over and hiding the true gospel, adding to it and taking away from it, and by this have made the true Gospel a mystery, Galations 1:6-9, Ephesians 6: 19. Additional articles about "ADDING AND TAKING AWAY" from the Gospel and His Word, about the "Mystery Of The Gospel" and "Perverting The Gospel" and how it has been added to, words taken away, how it has been hidden from understanding, twisted and perverted, can be read on our website for your greater understanding.
Paul in Ephesians 3:2-4, speaks of the mystery pertaining to GRACE and to Jesus Christ. Paul in these verses, speaks of how the mystery of grace and the mystery of Christ was revealed to him. Before this time in Paul's life, the understanding about Christ and who He really was, and about HIS GRACE was a mystery. Why was this so? Because Paul was not humble and had to be humbled, temporarily blinded by God, to help him see his sins and to help him see these mysteries pertaining to Christ. Christ's teaching on GRACE today has been made a mystery and people are led into confusion by Satan and his ministers and his many teachers about works, about obedience to God and His laws as it all pertains to being accepting for forgiveness, mercy, and justification in order to receive grace.
Grace is God's favor upon man. No one can receive or find God's Grace until he humbles himself and repents of having broken God's commandments. Upon one's repentance and now seeing his need to obey all of God's commandments, and begins his life of obeying those commandments, one now comes under God's favor and blessing. Under God's favor and blessing which is his GRACE, one will receive His mercy of forgiveness for one's sins, for having broken God's commandments and God will at this time give his Holy Spirit to enable this person to keep His commandments bearing His Love. With God's Spirit working and growing within a person, this person is now a chosen child of God, and now one who can begin to understand the mysteries of God and all of his teachings, whereas before those teachings were confusing.
No one can understand the hidden teachings, the mysteries of God until he has been given God's Spirit and is growing in that Spirit, which will guide him into all spiritual understanding about God and what He is doing on earth. I John 2:27 "But the anointing which you have received of Him abide in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, ye shall abide in Him."
One must have a mind and heart that has begun in the Spirit of God to understand the spiritual teachings and commandments of God and about salvation. Articles on God's GRACE and Receiving God's Spirit can be read and studied on this website and can be helpful to God's little ones, who have humbled themselves in order to help clear up all the confusion and mystery about what is true Grace and how one receives God's Spirit in one coming to know Jesus Christ and God, the Father, and about their gift of salvation for man.
This proud nation of America and its people, as well as other proud nations, are in the beginning stages of being humbled by the tragedies and judgments that are coming upon them. Will they repent and humble themselves, hopefully some will. "God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble," James 4: 6. "---- The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance," II Pet. 3:9. "The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished," II Peter 2:9.
Paul spoke of Jesus Christ, which includes the true understanding about His life, His death, and His resurrection, and the faith needed that pertains to these things, all as being a mystery. Paul asked for prayer for himself to have the "utterance to speak the mystery of Christ," Col. 4: 3 and I Timothy 3: 9, Paul spoke of "holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience." Why are these things a mystery? A big reason is because professed Christians do not really know and understand why Christ died! An article titled "Why Christ Died," will soon be posted on this website. People, professed ministers and Christians today in the Churches of God and of Jesus Christ, truly do not know what is sin, and what is true repentance, and what is true godliness in order to become a truly, holy and righteous person and saint.
Paul says in I Timothy 3:16, "Great is the mystery of godliness." It is shameful, but nevertheless true that professed Christians today in all of the churches of God do not know the difference between a sinner and a saint! It is shameful, but also true that professed believers today do not know if a believer in Christ is to be righteous saint or to be a church sinner as most believers confess that this is what they say, "that they still are in their best state a sinner." They do not know what is the difference between true righteousness, godliness and unrighteousness and ungodliness! Today's professed to be Christians do not know what it means to be born again, and yet they travel around the nation and world and confess that they have been born again! They are all in confusion not knowing what is the true righteousness and godliness of God and seem to be bent on staying that way! Why? Because they will not humble themselves to study to understand God's Word from His Word rather than study from some highly exalted, well known, and well spoken evangelist and his deceiving words!
True Christianity is a mystery to people today! True understanding of how one becomes a Christian is a mystery! God and His plan of salvation today is a mystery because of people continuing in Satan's deception to worship false gods, and accepting one of the many false christs that are worshipped in all of their churches. Read and study Mat. 24:5,24. Jesus Christ foretold this would be the way of today's Christianity, because people will not read and will not study and will not do-obey and submit to His Word to know what they must do in their life to understand about God and His purpose for man. People live their years, days, and hours in vain and wasted life opportunities, all because of their unwillingness to humble themselves, and be taught by Christ and His Word, and so God and His Word and His work continues to be a mystery to them!
There are many articles on our website that can help you understand and solve the mystery of God, the mysteries of His Kingdom, the hidden teachings of God and about salvation, and what is His WORK on earth today!
People search for gold and silver, and precious stones and find them for a price. But they will not search and pay the price of time and giving of their life for the everlasting pure gold and pure silver and precious stones of knowledge and wisdom found in God's Word, that will produce for them everlasting joy and peace and award them with eternal life in His Kingdom, Pro. 2:4-6.
Yes, it does mean giving up all the lustful and fleshly things in life that bring on misery, suffering, heartache, bondage, sickness, disease, and eventual death in order to live a rewarding joyful, peaceful, spirit led life through God and His Son, Jesus Christ. The articles mentioned on this page will help you to understand why man's sins, that have mounted up to the throne of God, is the reason why man is now experiencing the world's tragedies, devastations, attacks on human life and why these earthshaking events are taking place and are going to get much worse as prophesied by Him in His WORD! Man's sins and the cursings coming from those sins are beginning to come to judgment!
Will you solve the mystery of God in your life, or waste your life and your many opportunities to do so? If you are understanding today's News and its daily developing events, you should understand that your opportunities to change your life is swiftly passing by and coming to an end!
Rev. 10:7 "But in the days of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, THE MYSTERY OF GOD should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets."
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