II Corinthians 4:3-4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 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.
What I mean by openness is that I’m not going to hide this glorious truth of the gospel. If we are going to hide the gospel, it is the lost who will suffer from this. The lost need Christians to be open about their salvation. So many are out and open today about their thoughts, desires, and sinful lusts. I recently read about a child of a well known celebrity couple who wanted to be a girl and no longer a boy. The family is being praised for their openness.
The world is open and accepting gender transformations and accepting all sorts of sexual perversion. The church has long housed divorced and remarried preachers and leaders, which is against the Bible. No preaching is done to curtail the spread of sensuality and sin. If there is any time for Christians to be open it is now.
So many are being open about sins and flaunting their wickedness around, and the world sits by and accepts them. Surely it is high time for Christians to be open about where they stand.
I read of an occurence that happened just 100 years ago. A small town drunk had stopped taking care of his family. He was taken behind the shed and beat by the men in the town. They threatened if he didn’t shape up and start taking care of his wife and child they would come back.
Imagine that in our day! Now it is accepted and encouraged to divorce. Homosexuality is open and above board now. Abortion and atheism is the way of 2015.
Where are the Christians?
Climate change gets more attention that Bible morals, and values being destroyed.
This gospel of hiding it away is hurting the lost. Satan also desires for our gospel to be hid. Are we falling into Satan’s snare of secrecy?