Faith on the Earth?

by admin ~ June 25th, 2016. Filed under: Brandenburg, Jesus.

Perhaps you ask yourself the same question we read in Luke 18:8, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Of course, He will find faith on the earth, but so relatively little that it merits the question. Why can we say faith will be on the earth? It will be there, because God promised there would be (Matt 16:18). Some will depart from the faith (1 Tim 4:1), not all. God can make the promise that faith will exist on the earth, because God is working in a fashion that there can be. There would be none if He were not working. His “grace hath appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11). That faith will be on the earth reminds me of 1 Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” And, same chapter, 15:10, “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” God is glorified for any faith on the earth, because He is the One Who ensures that it will be here. In the meantime, why would faith disappear? Next chapter, 16:13, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” We are commanded to stand fast in the faith. Whatever God is doing we should be cooperating with, which means standing fast in the faith. Each of you count for that. Everyone matters in this stand, like Philippians 1:27 says, “that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”

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