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Jul 4, 2011

44 So, does God sometimes hide the truth

Now Mr. Paul vs Mr. John

    In the New Testament letter 2 
    Corinthians, by Paul, Paul
    Satan hides the truth from non-


   But wait a sec!

                           The Gospel of John says:
                           God hid the truth from non-

So both God and the devil sometimes hide the truth.

The apostle Paul says the devil keeps non-Christians in the dark. Paul blames the devil 

2 Corinthians 4:4 They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

But the Gospel of John says God stopped people from seeing the truth about Jesus. John says it was God

John 12:37 Even though Jesus had performed all these miracles in their presence, they did not believe in him, 38 so that what the prophet Isaiah had said might come true: "Lord, who believed the message we told? To whom did the Lord reveal his power?” 39 And so they were not able to believe, because Isaiah also said, 40 "God has blinded their eyes and closed their minds, so that their eyes would not see, and their minds would not understand, and they would not turn to me, says God, for me to heal them." 41 Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus' glory and spoke about him.

Recap: How strange that Jesus wanted people to believe him, but God hid the truth away so that people wouldn’t believe Jesus!

Meanwhile the devil clouds the minds of non-believers, too. Since both God and Satan sometimes hide the truth, it makes me wonder who’s minding the store.

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