Thoughts from Pastor Ken

 

 

 

Will He Find Faith?

In my quiet time, I was reading in Lk.18.  The last part of v.8 says, "...when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?"  At first glance I thought this was a no-brainer of a statement.  Of course, when the Savior returns He will find faith.  But the more I thought about this question the more I realized how legitimate a question it really is.  Let me explain why I think it is a good question.

There are multitudes of systems designed by the enemy of our souls that if embraced destroy faith.  On the secular side there are those who seek to cause distress in people by claiming that the earth as we know it is going to be ruined by global warming.  It doesn't matter that there are no solid facts that indicate the planet is doing anything but what it has always done - warmed up & cooled down.  Do you realize that 1,000 years ago the Vikings farmed Greenland & that most of Scandinavia was cultivated?  It isn't that way now.  The issue isn't about global warming as much as it is about control.  This, as well as other, kinds of fear-mongering can destroy faith in God's ability to take care of what He created.  The pushers of this kind of nonsense are hoping the old Nazi propaganda ploy still works.  If you say something loud enough, often enough, with passion, people will believe it.

In the spiritual realm things are just as crazy.  I'm sure you are aware of the cults claiming to be Christian but are far from it.  They are flourishing.  They suck in a lot of people claiming to be Christian.  There are some groups that pride themselves on taking the good from every religion.  That only insures an eternity separated from Christ.  There are several people claiming to be Christ - some with large followings.  We heard about one from Adam in last Sunday's message.  Can you imagine people tattooing 666 on themselves?

There is so much junk within the church itself!  The new popular movement is the emergent church.  One of the things this group teaches is that no one can really understand the Bible.  For someone to claim any understanding of what the Word really means shows the person is filled with pride.  Contemplative prayer is nothing more than thinly veiled Yoga - Hinduism.  I could go on and on, but I won't.

It's enough to make a person throw up his hands in despair.  Indeed, will He find faith on the earth when He comes?  Remember that this coming is a reference to His Second Advent when He sets up His kingdom.  If you think this is bad the Tribulation will be far worse.  Will He find faith on the earth?  Yes, He will.  There is always a faithful remnant of people of faith - followers of Christ.  In the meantime, I encourage you to get into the Word.  Ask the Lord to guide your study.  And cling to the truth of the Word - regardless!

 

On the Lighter Side

Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn

- The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

- There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

- They were too close to the door to close it.

- The buck does funny things when the does are present.

- A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

- To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

- After a number of injections my jaw got number.

- Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

 

Three Women Are About to be Executed.

Three women are about to be executed. One's a brunette, one's a redhead, and one's a blonde. Two guards brings the brunette forward, and the executioner asks if she has any last requests.

She says no, and the executioner shouts, "Ready . . . Aim . . ." Suddenly the brunette yells, "earthquake!!" Everyone is startled and looks around. She manages to escape.

The angry guards then bring the redhead forward, and the executioner asks if she has any last requests. She says no, and the executioner shouts, "Ready . . . Aim . . ." The redhead then screams, "tornado!!" Yet again, everyone is startled and looks around. She too escapes execution.

By this point, the blonde had figured out what the others did. The guards bring her forward, and the executioner asks if she has any last requests. She also says no, and the executioner shouts, "Ready . . . Aim . . ."

The blonde shouts, "fire!!"