A Sad but Evident Fact

A Sad but Evident Fact

 Down through the years there have been many men and women who have heard the truth, and have apprehended the truth, but who have never been apprehended by the truth. They have “gotten hold of the truth,” but the truth has never “gotten hold of them!”

This is evidenced by the fact that they are able to compromise the truth or turn away from it completely. I have seen some turn from the truth of God to fables and commandments of men (II Tim. 4:4; Titus 1:14). Others I have seen turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness, denying the power of God and His grace in the believer’s heart (Jude 4). Still others, like Demas, I have observed going altogether back to this present, evil world (II Tim. 4:10). It would have been much better for them had they never had the privilege of hearing the gospel, than to have heard it and turned away from it (II Peter 2:20-22).

Concerning the truth; that is, the salvation of guilty, hell- deserving sinners by Jesus Christ, there is not the slightest doubt in my mind (and heart) but that what I believe, confess and preach (what we believe) is the truth of Scripture. We have “gotten hold” of that truth, and thus far, by the grace of God, have not been able to compromise or turn away from it. That is because the truth has “gotten hold” of our souls. Christ crucified is no mere doctrine to us. HE IS OUR LIFE!

“Keep us Lord, O keep us cleaving To Thyself, and still believing.”

        ~Maurice Montgomery

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