Is There Faith on Earth?

"There is one source of power that is stronger
than every disappointment, bitterness, or ingrained mistrust,
and that power is Jesus Christ,
who brought forgiveness and reconciliation to the world."
John Paul II
Is There Faith on Earth?
Written by J.R.Hall
There is a portion of Bible prophecy that is, for the most part, dangerously overlooked. Many times our efforts to sound the alarm and alert the masses that 'The End is Near', 'The Lord could Return at any Moment', or 'Watch and be Ready" overshadow the warnings that Christ himself gave about the Church. Christ indicates that the Church in the time of His return would become extremely sick indeed.

In Luke 18:8, we see Christ ask, "When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?"

In light of reports from all over the globe as to the health and fortitude of Christianity, can we not all agree that the Church is indeed becoming contaminated with gospels of prosperity, works, and methods and means, and long ago forgotten is the gospel of Jesus Christ which is the only gospel that saves?

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek." - Rom 1:16

And yet, have we not forgotten the gospel? We hear from our pulpits the words, "Ask Christ into your heart and be saved". And yet no where in the Word of God do we find those words preached or taught. Even attempts at the gospel such as "Believe in Christ and you will be saved", fall short of the true meaning and the true means unto salvation. Too many times, there is no mention of hell. There's no mention of consequence and there is no mention of judgment, which is precisely why the bible commands all to repent. (Acts 17:30-31)

What is the end result of the insufficient words in the delivering of the gospel message? The end result is a person who believes they are saved, and yet they truly have no idea what that really means. In the promise of a more satisfying life, they have believed on a salvation that is superficial, without heart, without sincerity and without the requirement of true repentance. It is a salvation based upon the words of men, and not the Words of God.

Did not Christ warn of this very thing?

1 comment:

Still Learning said...

Wow, that was pretty deep. My husband for one struggles with the issue of whether he is saved or not. He as visited a few different churches trying to find what fits him and he always hears a different message as to what it means to be born again. Very frustrating for him. It really struck me when you wrote about asking Christ into your heart not being in the Bible. Hmmm... what does the Bible truly say about how to become a born again Christian? To get to Heaven? Okay, you got me thinking.

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