Pristine Grace

What Do You Believe?
by Greg Elmquist
What Do You Believe?

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? -  Isaiah 53:1

    The prophet Isaiah asked the question every enlightened child of God wonders at.  "Who hath believed our report?" 

    When those that know the Truth consider what men believe (and what they once believed),  they stand amazed at the lunacy of the human race. 

    Men will believe a lie before they will believe the truth.   Their darkened minds will embrace nonsense with such conviction as to rest the salvation of their eternal soul on it.  Men will believe in Aliens from outer space before they will believe in the need of an alien righteousness imputed to their account.   Men will believe in reincarnation to a cow before they will believe in the resurrection of the Suffering Servant to the Successful Sovereign Savior.   They will believe in the hocus-pocus, smoke and mirrors of religious ceremony before they will worship Christ in spirit and in truth. 

    Worse yet, they will put the hope of their salvation in a god so small that he can be bribed by their works, outwitted by their wisdom, or overpowered by their will.  They will not see their works as filthy rags, their wisdom as foolishness, or their will in bondage to sin. 

    One need not look far to find sufficient and convincing evidence that the entire human race has fallen headlong into utter darkness.   When the believer in Christ Jesus the Lord considers what natural men believe to be true, and when they observe the quick and complete rejection of what really is true, they are made to feel like the only sane person in an insane asylum.  They truly are not of this world.   How can one convinced of nonsense be made to believe the truth?   The answer is found in the same passage of scripture.  "To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" 

    Truth comes only by Divine revelation.   The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit.   Oh, to fellowship with those that have a love of the truth.  We are bound to give thanks to God for you brethren, beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.