Why Haven’t You Obeyed the Truth?
Carrol R. Sutton
If you are one of the thousands of people in this country who have not obeyed the truth of God, please examine your heart and search your soul to see if you can determine why you haven't. Is it because:
You Don't Know The Truth?
If this is the reason you haven't obeyed the truth, let me assure you that you can know the truth if you are willing to give diligence (study). The truth will make you free (John 8:32). Timothy was encouraged to study so he could rightly divide God's truth (2 Timothy 2:15). (See also Ephesians 5:17; John 5:39; 17:17; Acts 17:11-12). Christians would be willing to come into your home and study God's Word with you. May they?
You Don't Believe The Truth?
If you know the truth and don't believe it, you have a serious problem. The only way you can receive faith is by hearing the Word of God. (See Romans 10:17). Only you can believe for you. You will make up your mind to believe or not to believe. It is a matter of choice. But in order for you to have eternal life, you must believe!
You Don't Love The Truth?
If this is your problem, you have a very serious one. You had better change your heart (mind) or you will be lost forever! Many will perish (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12). You may be among those described in this passage! Are you?
You Don't Want To Be Happy Here?
Surely, you desire a life of happiness here on earth. The only way you can have genuine happiness is by obeying the truth. Please read and study 1 Peter 3:-10-11; Luke 11:28; John 13:17; Psalms 1:1-6; Psalms 23; and Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).
You Don't Want To Go To Heaven?
Surely you desire to go to Heaven, don't you? But your going to heaven is conditioned upon your obedience to the truth. (Revelation 22:14). If you haven't obeyed the truth, WHY HAVEN'T YOU?