Sunday, April 11, 2010

Crisis of Faith

"However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8a.

This verse is frequently read and quoted in churches all over, but rarely does anyone stop to ponder the real import of it.  Jesus was referring to the last days when He spoke this, and those are the times in which we find ourselves today.  Considering this, it should come as no surprise that we find ourselves where we are as a church today.  We find ourselves in a crisis of faith, just as Jesus supposed it might be.

How do most of us react to this circumstance?  Unfortunately, we make up doctrines to cover for our lack of faith.  If we can't or don't have it, we say God doesn't give it.  If we can't or don't see it, we say God doesn't do it.  If we can't or don't hear it, we say God doesn't say it.  You get the picture.

It's not too late though.  We can, and should, repent of our faithlessness, take God at His word, and live the Christian life as the Bible says we should, rather than as our pride says we can't.