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Wednesday @ 7:30pm
The doctrine we hold is that which was proclaimed since the earliest days of Christ's Church. First that Jesus is the visible expression of the invisible God (Col 1:15), and that in Him dwells all of God in a human body (Col 2:9). The reason that God incarnated Himself in flesh (the Son) was to provide salvation. The offer of salvation made available by God's Sovereign Grace is acted upon by man through repentance, water baptism in Jesus' name, and by receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:28). The doctrine of the early church, along with many other topics is covered in the Search for Truth home Bible study that we offer.
Those who do not actively pursue spiritual things are allowing their spiritual senses to become deadened.
"He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given." Matthew 13:11
Why is understanding given to some and withheld from others? The answer lies in what people do with their spiritual senses.
"And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." Matthew 13:14-15
When people refuse to walk in the light they have been given, they are hardening their hearts, dulling their ears, and closing their eyes. Not only is God unable to provide further light but also eventually even the light they have will be removed. But there is a blessing for those whose hearts, ears, and eyes remain opened.
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them." Matthew 13:16-17
God takes from the have-nots and gives to the haves. God takes from those who close their hearts, ears, and eyes to further truth and gives to those who are still hungry and desire to understand more truth. This is an important principle of the kingdom of heaven. I call this the law of the hungry heart.