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Preface
institution of the church? Or is it something else
altogether? Why this mystery of the very gospel of Jesus
Christ?
These are the
SEVEN GREAT MYSTERIES
that concern
the very lives of every human being on earth. The
PLAIN
TRUTH
of all these mysteries is revealed in the Bible, but
none of the churches or theologians seem to have
comprehended them.
Wuv? The Bible is the basic mystery of all.
If
one begins reading the Bible continuously from
beginning to end, one becomes bewildered. The Bible
simply cannot be read like any other book. It is a mystery
because it is a coded book.
It
is like a jigsaw puzzle, with
perhaps thousands of various pieces of different forms and
shapes that can be fitted together in only one precise
pattern. The truths of the Bible are revealed here a little,
there a little, scattered from beginning to end, and revealed
only through the Holy Spirit within those surrendered and
yielded to God, willing to have confessed error and
wrongdoing, and yielding
to
BELIEVE
Christ the Word of
God. Jesus was the Word in Person. The Bible is the
same Word in print.
No one can have the Holy Spirit, which alone can
open the human mind to understanding of this Word of
God, without a complete repentance and an implicit
belief in Christ as well as believing what he says. Re–
pentance can only follow admission of being wrong
-of wrongdoing and wrong believing. The most
difficult thing for any human seems to be to admit being
wrong-to confess error of belief and conviction-to
unlearn false knowledge as well as to learn true
knowledge.
Is it any wonder, then, that the Bible is the book
that nobody knows or understands?-or certainly
almost nobody.
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