Numerous preachers nowadays claim and declare that they have found the truth concerning salvation. They assert, and not without confidence and conviction, to have learned such knowledge and the truth from the Bible and are thus sharing this to their fellowmen. Not only do they use the pulpit but they also have gone multimedia in spreading their message. Their ubiquitous presence is all the more emphasized by their frequent appearance on television and even on the internet. However, it is so noticeable that although these preachers use one and the same Bible basis, they have varied and, at times, even opposing explanations and interpretations on how a person can attain salvation. It is very important for one to know and learn how he will be saved, but equally important is to be certain that the preacher leading him knows and understands the biblical truths concerning this mater. What is the consequence if the preacher leading a person toward what he aspires for as salvation of his soul does not truly understand God’s way to salvation as taught by the Bible? Our Lord Jesus Christ answers in Matthew 15:14
“Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch. “ ( New King James Version)
If the person who does not understand leads someone who also does not understand, It’s a simple case of a blind man leading another blind man. The end of both according to our Lord Jesus Christ, is in the ditch or perdition. The prophet Isaiah explains in what sense these religious leaders and their follower are blind. Isaiah 44:18
“They do not know nor understand; For He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see, And their hearts so that they cannot understand.”
They are blind not in literal sense, but in the sense that their minds and their hearts have been shut so that they cannot see or understand. The Lord Jesus point out what is it that they cannot see or understand because their minds have been shut: Mark 4:11-12
“And He said to them, ’To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that ‘Seeing they may see and not perceive, And hearing they may hear and not understand; Lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them’.”
It is the mystery of the kingdom of our Lord God revealed in the Holy Scriptures that these preachers and their followers cannot understand. They may be seeing and reading the verses of the Bible but they do not really understand and how their true deeper meaning. And this because, as Apostle Paul explains rather emphatically, “Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the mind of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shinning upon them. They don’t understand the message we preached about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God”
II Corinthian 4:4 The god of this world, Satan, has blinded their minds so they are unable to understand the message and the mystery of the Kingdom of God and see the glorious light of the Good News.