Seekers Welcomed!

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You may be one of the people who regularly visit these pages on our True Discipleship website.  Or this may be the first time you have come to our site to examine our contents.  We welcome you!  The fact that you have come must indicate some degree of interest in spiritual things.  You may even want to learn about God, about the Lord Jesus Christ, or about the Word of God.

God’s Word, the Bible, says that God has revealed Himself in nature and in His providential working in the world so that people might come to truly know God our creator.  Paul says that this created order is observable to people so “that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27; see vv. 24-31).

We might also notice a seeker by the name of Cornelius.  Peter said to him, “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him” (Acts 10:34-35).  God, in love, is interested in you, far more than you can imagine!

Although nature or the created order can tell us something about God’s power and wisdom, we must seek God’s specially revealed written Word in order to know all about Him and His truth.  The Bible will tell you God’s will for your life and eternity!  You may reply, “But how can I know the truth of God when there are so many different religions in the world?  I’m confused about the countless sects and churches in my own community.  I just don’t know what to do!”

We agree that this is a confusing and evil situation.  God never intended it this way.  Consider the various religions you’ve heard about.

There is Buddhism, but this religion doesn’t even believe in a personal God, thus we know it can’t be true.  Your own conscience tells you that there is a God to whom we must give account.  There is also Hinduism, but this religion is polytheistic, believing in three chief “gods” and more than 300 million lesser “gods”!  We know that this can’t be true; besides, this religion is based on fantasy rather than solid history.  You’ve also heard about Islam, a religion that is spreading around the world.  While this religion is monotheistic, which is good, we know that it can’t be true since it is based on fiction and fantasy, as a reading of the Koran will tell you.  Besides, the Bible tells us if any prophet or teacher says something different from what God has already revealed, it definitely must be false.

What about Catholicism, another world religion?  We know that we are only to pray to and worship God, not any human being.   But intrinsic to Roman Catholicism and the Orthodox Churches is prayer to Mary, whom they call “The Queen of Heaven.”  Also, we know that our beliefs and life must rest on God’s Word, not on human traditions.  We must seek for God’s truth elsewhere.  What do we to think of the thousands of Protestant sects that cover the earth?  We can only know the truth about them by examining their doctrines, beliefs, practices, organization, and history with the final authority—the truth of God’s own inspired, authoritative, inerrant written Word.

We welcome you to read the articles on this True Discipleship website.  You will find many hundreds of articles, dealing with a plethora of topics—from God and Christ to the Word of God and Sin, from Salvation to Heaven, and from Health to Marriage.  Choose the general sections at the left and then pick the specific selections in the section pages.  This is your opportunity to really seek and discover God’s truth for you!  May God bless you in your holy quest for He will not refuse to reveal His will to you if you are honest and sincere, a person who is serious in your search!

Richard Hollerman

 


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