2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
The Apostle Paul here declares that if the Gospel be hid, it is hidden from those who are not saved. Those who have rejected the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This world is in constant rebellion against God because satan, the one who the world worships as their God has blinded the minds of those who chose to reject Christ. Those who chose not to believe.
Yes, God has given satan permission to blind the minds of those who chose to believe satan's lies instead of God's truth that are written in His Word called the "Bible".
Because of their unbelief, this "blindness" has fall upon all of them who refuse to believe.
The one who roams to and fro through the earth called satan is the father of lies and all those who follow Him. Let's listen to John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Satan is a fallen angel from heaven. Revelation 12:9-So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Satan may be the god the unbeliever worship, but He is not a god. Satan is described as an angel in scripture. Let's listen to 2 Corinthians 11:14b15-But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.15 So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
Rejecting Christ is a choice. Satan can not blind anyone until they have made the choice to not believe.
The truth of Christ and His Gospel is not rejected because a person is blind. They are blind because they reject the truth first, which caused blindness to come upon them.
Believe it or not, but satan, the one who this world has made their god has blinded those who chose not to believe so that they cannot see the glory of Christ.
Jesus is the light of the world! The Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.
The truth is that Jesus triumphed over the devil and sin on the cross.
God is and always has been in control this world. Scripture declares that the earth is the Lord and fullness thereof and all they that dwell in it.
Where do you stand on today? Are you a believer or unbeliever?
Have you made the choice to reject Christ? Has satan blinded you by way of your rejection of the Gospel truth?
Ponder these questions on today. The answer to them can either save your life or cause you to loose your life.
God bless and I love you all.
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