This world and the people of this world are sick. The malady comes from a steady diet of doubt. Almost all of the systems of man–the media, politics, education, and even religious denominations–almost all are starving God’s people and feeding them the poisonous pablum of lies. And the major lie is that either there is no God or, if there is, He is untrustworthy and His word is no good.
It is getting so bad that people are afraid to speak of God; it is not politically correct to believe in the Savior. The atheists, marxists, maoists, and communists have done a job on the American people–so much so that people are reluctant to even demonstrate for our great republic founded on Christian principles. No matter what Pres. Obama says, America is a Christian nation, but we have lost our way.
But some are finding the way. In the midst of all of this immoral morass, God is still in control. He has a plan, and it does not matter to Him just how dark the sky seems to us, He will bring His plan to pass. He will raise up a few good men and women who will believe Him and His promises found in the Holy Bible. Christ is coming back to earth soon. He is searching for those with “like precious faith.” He is looking for those who believe Him and take Him at His word. “When the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18: 8). I believe He will.
A Childlike Faith
He said to let the little chidren come to Him for the Kingdom of God belongs to them (Matt. 19: 14). Why to them and those like them? Because they don’t doubt. They believe. It seems that the older we get, the more doubts enter into our hearts. But the little child believes. Ralph Waldo Emerson knew this and believed that we adults could go back to a childlike state to see the world through a prism of belief or faith.
For God is calling out His future sons and daughters right now. They will be His future rulers with Him in the world government that He will set up right here on earth. And the very quality that we need in order to fulfill this calling is a childlike faith.
I was talking to my two grandsons, Cody and Austin, 12 and 10, the other day. They had been playing a “Civilization” video game and asked me, “What are ages?” I explained that they are major chunks of time marked by a certain characteristic of that era of time. Now we are in the Information Age. We have just left the Industrial Age, which started back in the 1800’s.
“Well, what does A.D. mean?”
“It is an abreviation of the Latin Anno Domini, which means year of our Lord, or since Christ was born. Isn’t it amazing, guys, how man’s dates are reckoned by Christ’s life here on earth? He was so great that everyone acknowledges Him when they give a date.”
I looked at my two grandsons. Not one doubt clouded their shining faces. Their childlike faith readily believed that Christ was so important to mankind that man would include Him in every date in their history. No doubts fogged their thinking–just clear belief, unfettered by negatives, unhindered by man’s puny fears and foibles.
And then I smiled and realized that God has the last laugh. Always has, always will. Every atheist, marxist, and maoist that picks up a newspaper today will be faced with this year of our Lord, 2009 A.D. Kenneth Wayne Hancock