The Buddhist is told Buddha is the only master.
The wisdom of a man vs. God’s wisdom.
We all face that obstacle in finding truth.
While the Buddhist has to reject the wisdom of one man and one religion, we have many men and many religions that we have to reject to find God’s truth.
The Buddhist is told that the world is not created and ruled by God. We are told the same thing. We have to look to the heavens that declare the glory of God and know there is a creator God and seek to find His truth. We have God’s law written in our heart and our conscience so that we are without excuse.
Is it any easier for you or me to believe than for the Buddhist?
Is it any easier for you or me to seek and find truth?
How do any of us come to know God?
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handywork.
Romans 2:15 God’s law is written in our hearts and our conscience also bears witness.
Hebrews 11:6 …he who comes to God must believe that God is, and that God is a rewarder of them who diligently seek him.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Isaiah 44 Idols
How does God reward those who seek Him?
By letting them come to know Him.
Examples in Scriptures:
God sends someone:
Philip and the eunuch – Acts 8:26-39 The eunuch was reading scripture and he didn’t understand what he was reading. God sent Philip to explain the scripture. The eunuch was reading Isaiah and Philip told him that Christ was the fulfillment of that prophecy.
Rhahab and the two spies – Joshua 2 and 6:20-25 Rhahab was a Gentile in the city of Jericho. She was also a prostitute. She had heard of the God of Israel. She had heard of the show of God’s power and how through these mighty works, God had delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Joshua sent two spies to Jericho. Rhahab hid the spies and asked them to save her. She told them that she believed that their God was the God in heaven above and the earth below. When the Israelites destroyed Jericho, Rhahab was saved alive.
Ruth – The book of Ruth – Naomi and her family went to Moab because of the famine in Israel. Ruth came to know Naomi’s God and He prepared Boaz’s heart to accept her as his wife.
God sends the one seeking to one with the answers:
Cornelius and Peter – Acts 10 Cornelius was a Gentile. God sent Cornelius to Peter to learn the truth of who God is. God also prepared Peter (through a vision) to receive Cornelius.
God sends an angel:
An angel appears to Mary – Luke 1:26-37
An angel appears to Zacharias – Luke 1:5-25,57-80
God sends a dream:
An angel appears to Joseph in a dream twice – Matthew 2:13-23
God speaks directly to us:
Saul/Paul – Acts 9:1-19
Seek the God of the universe and He will reveal Himself to you!