Are you a “Truth Suppressor”?
One of the most important passages in the Bible that discusses man and his sin is found in the first chapter of the letter to the Romans. I have copied a portion of it here: 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
This passage teaches us so many things but one very clear truth is that God has revealed Himself to each of us in nature. All men are without excuse because of the natural revelation of God. Men cannot “suppress” that which they don’t know. To “suppress” something means to keep it down, or to keep it hidden. Men know that God exists and yet they do not “glorify Him as God nor were thankful”. The sun is rising this morning as I write this and that very sunrise is an evidence of God’s existence. The sun does not rise by chance, it rises by choice, the very choice of God. Please don’t suppress the truth of God in your life. When you begin to open your mind to the revelation of God, God reveals more. He reveals not only His creative power but also His redemptive power through Jesus. No one will stand before God and say, “But I never knew….”. No, all men know…even you. Please don’t suppress what you know about God. Rather, let what you know about God lead you to a greater and more intimate knowledge of Him.