The almighty God had a great concern which made him to ask a very rhetorical question in Luke 18:8; “when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”.
Let’s make an attempt to dissect this question. It could be interpreted as “when I return, will I meet this version of faith I am leaving with you or would you have come up with your own version? Hmmm, very interesting. It could also mean; “when I return, will the faith be so watered down that I will find it hard to recognize it?”.
Whatever your denominational inclinations, you should take this concern expressed by the almighty very seriously. In my life time, before my very eyes, some of our standards in the Faith community have been watered down from generation to generation. I know some things that used to be of value in the Faith community when I was a teenager but are now “back burner” issues.
I am an observer of life. I always watch out for movements and changes in times and life. I can begin to list issues after issues that have changed over time, especially in the things that concern the scriptures. The Practice of Religion has not waned but some of our standards have changed. This is a very valid concern expressed by the Almighty God; everyone must ensure it is taken very seriously.
The stats are currently not in favour of Christianity. I hear a lot of Christians complain about other religions gaining more traction among young people but we miss the main issue. The reason why Christianity is not trending upward is because those of us who proclaim to know the Lord are not shining enough light to attract others. Think about it for a moment before you continue.
I saw a quote: “the world is not getting darker; it is the brightness of the few lights that are dimming”. The same applies to 21st century Christianity. A lot of people are watching us from outside and it looks like they don’t fancy what they see.
Each of us should ask ourselves this question in the privacy of our hearts: is my light getting brighter or dimmer? Let the answer you get lead you on the pathway to re-commitment.
“When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”. I pray he finds it with me but will that be enough. That’s the decision of one man; what’s your decision.