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Spiritual Alchemy

August 28, 2017

Alchemy is an ancient pseudo-science that believed elements could be turned into other elements. The most famous alchemist pursuit was the search for a formula to turn lead into gold. The alchemist labors day and night in a tiny, dark shack to convert a lump of lead into gold. He lives on the edge of starvation and exhaustion. He spends every penny on new, mysterious ingredients. He spends every possible moment combining his concoctions and testing them on his unchanging hunk of lead. Outside his bleak hovel is a cave full of the purest gold. Gold nuggets hang from the walls waiting to plucked like ripe fruit. This alchemist is a fool. He has vast riches at his doorstep and he is wasting his life away in the pursuit of a fraud.

Those who spend their time in looking for hidden meanings in the Bible, chasing down numbers, names, secret codes and undiscovered mysteries are like the foolish alchemist. The treasure of the Bible is at hand. A little labor in reading and studying the Word opens eternal treasures far greater than the secrets “discovered” between and beneath the text. The Word of God is precious and priceless in its simplicity.

The Bible contains everything the Christian needs for life, Godliness and complete equipage to do good works. The Bible contains all the information needed for the child of God to live for His glory. God’s Word is enough for living in these days. His Word is enough for the need of the nation and the conversion of the lost. His Word supplies all essential answers in times of trouble. His Word is enough for life.

The Bible is fully sufficient. God, in His infinite grace, has given in the Word all things needed for the Christian life. In this ancient book are found instructions on work, family, home, government, church, study, money and every other thing that is of this world. Scripture gives direction on combating evil, conquering sin and changing habits. In the Bible God teaches all that is needed to be Godly.

The Word teaches all that is necessary for this life, but it is not an instruction manual on better living. The Bible is God’s revelation to men disclosing who He is, what He has done and what He requires of men. The Bible is the sufficient explanation of God to men.

The promises and warning of the gospel are clear enough in the Bible. God does not need men to dig the gospel out of genealogical codes. The revealed mysteries of God are deep enough. Christian’s do not need to search for secret meanings hidden beneath the text to find that which staggers the imagination. God’s Word is deep, rich, plentiful and sufficient for the Christian.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”


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