Jesus Christ Opposed to Secrecy
I am the Light of the world. John 8:12
Christ’s command for the conduct of the Christian Life is against organized secrecy.
Let your light so shine before men. that they may see your good works, and I glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
The spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is against organized secrecy.
Go ye therefore and teach all nations . . . Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matthew 28 :19-20
The example of Jesus Christ is against organized secrecy.
The high priest then asked Jesus of His disciples and His doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. John 18 :19-20
The command of Jesus Christ to His disciples is against organized secrecy.-
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light; and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. Matthew 10:27
The Providence of Jesus Christ is against the success of organized secrecy.
For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17.
Organized secrecy carries with it the presumption of something doing or to be done that is un-Christian and needs to be covered.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. John 3:20.
Organized secrecy can scarcely be considered the path of safety. –
He that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. John 12 :35.
Whom should a Christian help ? Who is my neighbor?
In answer to this question Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan who helped a man of a different race, religion and country. They did not belong to the same society. They had only a common humanity, but it was enough. Luke 10 :30-37.
Salvation is found in following Jesus Christ.
I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me. John 14:6.
Conclusion of the Whole Matter
- Jesus Christ said nothing in secret.
- Christians should walk in the Light, not in Darkness.
- Christians should make the truth known, not hide it.
- Christians should help all in need, not a favored few.
- Christians should unite in self-sacrifice, not in selfishness.
- Jesus calls men out of worldly company into fellowship with himself.
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