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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
Further, most people stubbornly refuse
to
believe
what they are unwilling to believe. There's an old saying,
"He who is convinced against his will is of the same
opinion still."
I was no different. Of myself, and of my own
volition, I would never have discovered these
GREAT
TRUTHS.
But then, the prophet Moses never would have
discovered the truths he wrote-the first five books of
the Bible. It required a miraculous act of GoD, in the
incident of the burning bush, to open his mind and to
reveal to him the things of GoD. Moses did not seek God.
God called and drafted Moses. Even on being con–
fronted by the very voice of God, Moses protested. He
stuttered! He felt he could not qualify for the task. God
said he would have Moses' brother Aaron be his
spokesman and brought Moses
to
acquiescence. God's
command was irresistible. Moses yielded.
The apostle Paul, centuries later, never would have
come to know or reveal for us God's
TRUTHS
of his own
will. He was "breathing out threatenings and slaughter
against the disciples of the Lord" (Acts 9:1). But the
living Jesus struck him down blind, brought him
to
his
senses and instructed him both in knowledge and in what
Christ determined he should do. Christ in Person
revealed to him many of the
TRUTHS
you will read here.
How, then, did I come to understand the precious
knowledge of the
TRUTH?
Certainly not on my own, or
because I sought it or because of any virtues of my own.
But Jesus Christ struck me down in a manner quite
different from the apostle Paul's experience, yet
nonetheless painfully and effectively.
Such basic
TRUTHS
are
revealed,
not thought out in
any human mind. They come from God, not man! And
in all biblically recorded cases the initiative was God's!
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