In Hebrews 1:1, we are told that God has spoken at many times and in many different ways. He spoke directly to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. He spoke to Moses from a burning bush. God does not speak today as in times past, for He “hath in these last times spoken unto us by His Son.”
God has revealed His word so all can understand. It would be unreasonable to think that God has made the knowledge of His word essential to our salvation and yet made it require miraculous aid to understand it. This would make God responsible for every person lost. This would also be in conflict with the basic teaching of the Bible.
When men fail to obey, it is because of man’s own disposition and attitude. It is not the fault of God. We are told in 2 Thess. 2:10 that “Some will not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved.” Sometimes we wonder why people do not obey the plan of salvation when it is made so plain. Here is a big part of the answer: they do not love the truth.
Paul goes on to speak of some who “Take pleasure in unrighteousness.” Since God’s commandments are God’s righteousness, this means they enjoy refusing to do what God has said.
What God has said in His word is well within the mental grasp of every responsible person. The alien sinner must believe (Heb. 11:6), repent (Luke 13:3), confess (Rom. 10:9, 10), and be baptized (Mark 16:16). We are not to add to nor take from this divine plan.