By: Robert Serreyn
Question? In 2 Corinthians 4:3 why is the Gospel hid from the lost, is it so that they cannot be saved?
2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost.
The answer to the last part of the question IS NO that would suggest a FALSE DOCTRINE known as PREDESTINATION which teaches that God chooses some to be saved and others not to be saved.
That FALSE TEACHING is the CORE DOCTRINE of a belief system known as Calvinism, It is a HELL DAMNING teaching of Satan and his preachers.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
The Bible states in John 3:16 and in MANY OTHER verses…
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
TAKE NOTE of two words “Whosoever Believeth” that means FREE WILL of the individual TO CHOOSE to either to Believe on the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ for the complete payment of their sins or To Choose to Not Believe on the Finished Work of Christ – John 19:30 NOT “Whosoever is Chosen”
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
To answer the first part let’s look at V4 of 2 Corinthians Chp.4 which states…
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
TAKE NOTE of the words “Of them which BELIEVE NOT”
The Gospel is ONLY HID to those THAT CHOOSE to Not Believe on Christ” and consequently help Satan blind them through their own unbelief so that they would not get saved (lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should shine unto them).
The Lord Jesus ALREADY did everything to provide Eternal Life.
He went to the cross died and shed his blood, was buried and arose again from the dead AS PROOF of that COMPLETE PAYMENT for everyone’s sins and all they have to do to recieve The Gift of Everlasting Life IS BELIEVE that Jesus Christ did it for them PERSONALLY.
That is “All You Can Do” BECAUSE that is “All God Will Accept”
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23.
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH