Philadelphia Baptist Church

Don’t Keep It A Secret

Don’t Keep It A Secret
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Don’t Keep It A Secret
“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:” (Colossians 1:28)
Isn’t it amazing how fast something can spread that is supposed to be a secret? Here is how it usually goes. A person tells you something, and they say, “But don’t tell anybody. It’s a secret!” Well, the very next person you see, you have an unexplainable urge to tell them the secret you just heard. So you say to yourself, “Well, what can it hurt to tell just one person. As long as they don’t tell anybody, then it won’t hurt anything.” And so you tell them the secret being very careful to add, “But don’t tell anybody. It’s a secret!” This continues, with each person telling someone else that “It’s a secret” until finally everybody knows that “It’s a secret!”
As curious as that may be, what is even more puzzling than people telling things that they should not is someone not telling something that really should be told. For instance, when a Christian does not tell people about what Jesus has done for them. Perhaps we would be more inclined to share the Gospel if Jesus had said, “It’s a secret!”
The apostle Paul did not keep the gospel a secret. He spent the second part of his life sharing it with as many people as he could. Jesus died for all men because all men are sinners and need a savior. Jesus commanded us to preach the gospel to everyone because everyone needs Jesus. Our desire must be to tell as many people as we can about the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they can be saved.