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Sharpening Your

Defensive Training

Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;

knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks

receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it

will be opened.”

Have you ever wondered, “How could a loving and just God

condemn all those individuals who die, having never heard

the Gospel? People raised in Muslim and atheist homes? People

living primitive lives, away from Christianity and the Bible,

in the deep parts of the jungle or in the wild parts of Africa?

Surely He wouldn’t! Maybe a person doesn’t have to become a

Christian or obey everything in the Bible to be saved.” Passages

like Matthew 7:7-8 and Matthew 5:6 help to give God’s answer to

such questions. Anyone who is sincerely searching for the truth

is guaranteed by God to have an opportunity to hear it. God will

ensure such an opportunity through His amazing providence.

After that, it’s up to the individual whether or not he will accept

the truth. Bottom line: “Truly, these times of ignorance

God overlooked, but now commands all men

everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). Jesus said, “I am

the way, the truth, and the

life. No one comes to the

Father except through

Me” (John 14:6).

(NKJV)

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