"He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He"
Ambassador College Entrance at Bricket Wood in England
Definitely, the plain truth can be shocking at first! And remember, there is an old saying which says - The truth is stranger than fiction.
Now the plain truth, stated on the front home page, should come as no surprise, but to the vast majority - it will! And yet still, the truth of the matter is, the mainstream media, with its many sources for reporting the news, surely did neglect giving much news coverage to this most astounding news book of all time.
Which automatically leads to asking - why and how come? So why then, and how come, even to this day, has the news media still refused and ignored the wonderful news that is contained in this most up-to-date book, called the Bible?
Ponder and consider this! How many times through the centuries, has it been said and stated, by the highly educated and the uneducated alike, that the Bible is a book hard to understand. And surely, before the whole world, that statement is true and it can be stated so, but how ironic.
And needless to say, through man's inability to discern the Bible, they arrogantly disregard it as being credible. And hence, man's attitude towards the Bible, is to refuse it. And then they enter into their attack and scoffing mode - which leads to an attitude of not wanting to even consider the Bible, as a reliable source for reporting the news. But how sad, that humanity is left suffering due to Bible ignorance. However if mankind would only think and consider, that it is the having of God's knowledge and attitude of mind, which is their only cure for ignorance.
And not until man changes his attitude towards the Bible, can he come out of ignorance. Therefore then, the only place, for man to learn how to understand the Bible, is knowing where God's Church is. So then, in today's mix of religious confusion, the question for man to ask is: where is the one and only true Church of God, that was founded, not by man, but by Jesus Christ in A.D. 31 ?
Think about this! The most incredible news story in the world is still the most incredible news story in the world.
In fact, very soon now, as sure as the sun rises and sets, this world will surely be forced to stop ignoring it, and will come to know that the Bible contains, what is the most unbelievable good news for humanity.
Now, it will be realized! In the very near future, God will establish, in the presence of all humanity, His goodness. In the presence of all the nations, God will remove from mankind all the evil forces of Satan's deception. "Let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!" (Psalms 31:18-19).
Right now, it is the set time for God's goodness to be openly revealed. His mercy is laid up for those who fear and trust Him. "But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations. You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favour her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favour to her dust. So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For the Lord shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory" (Psalms 102:12-16).
After reading this far - stop! Please go right now, get your Bible. Take enough time to locate it, and you might have to blow the dust off it. Then prepare yourself to read the most incredible news ever given to humanity. As your eyes begin reading, make sure your mind is humbly prepared to receive the plain truth teaching of what the Bible clearly states. Please do not let the mind read its own interpretation of what it may have been falsely taught by religion, but simply read the Bible and let the Bible interpret itself.
Let it be clearly stated! In the Bible, the term the righteous, means the one true Church of God. The spiritual Zion today is the one true Church of God. Now, God will openly magnify before all the kings of the earth, His Church. "The Lord has revealed our righteousness. Come and let us declare in Zion the work of the Lord our God" (Jeremiah 51:10).
Through the Church, God has patiently lived His Word. Not until the end, when man's rule, under the captivity of Satan is about over, will God openly reveal His awesome presence through His powerful end-time Work of the true gospel. "As fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil - to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When You did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, the mountains shook at Your presence. For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God beside you, who acts for the one who waits for Him" (Isaiah 64:2-4).
The Apostle Paul reminded the Church, that their eyes and ears have been blest to perceive with understanding, the deep revelation of God's truth. "But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God" (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).