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Will The Faith Survive?

When the Son of Man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth? — (Luke 18:8)

Why is Christianity increasingly excluded from public life? Why is Christian expression no longer permitted in public schools? Why… the ever increasing immorality on TV? Why the rampant spread of pornography? Why are the unborn being killed at the whim of the mother? These things were unheard of and unthinkable just a few decades ago. Is this the irreversible working out of Scriptural prophecy? Or could it be that Christians have not followed God’s directions? Is it, as so many would have us believe today, God’s design, or is it rather that Christians have failed to obey God?

“Faith on Earth?” begins with Jesus’ question and shows from Scripture that God’s plan has always been for victory and not defeat. It shows in clear, easily understood, non-theological language, that the reason behind the current trend lies in our failure to obey God. Instead of applying the faith to all of life as God commands us, and thereby impacting the world, Christians have retreated into their churches, sat back and watched the world go by. Contrary to God’s directions, they have focussed their attention on preparing for heaven and permitted the world to go to the Devil. As long as this condition persists, the culture will continue to deteriorate.

“Shall He find faith on earth?” is a question Christians must answer for they will decide the matter. This question if taken seriously—as we must—implies that man has responsibility for the maintenance of the faith and the ability to succeed. “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Believers today have yet to appreciate both the magnitude of the responsibility God has placed on their shoulders and the power He has given them to succeed in it. This is our Lord’s Great Commission and the great challenge for Christians in this and every age.