Sunday, October 17, 2010
"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man returns, will He find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8
A bold statement by our Lord, that should come as a slap in the face to all Christian people. If Christ is even questioning this it should serve us well in knowing that we should be fervent Christians, seeking Him and not our own selfish desires. Working on our salvation daily and not caring for this world.
(Lk. 21:34,35) The Lord uses this very form of a question when speaking of characteristics that are rarely found (see Lk. 11:11 and 12:42), in this case faith in the people upon His return. This graphically shows us that by the time He returns that many will think they are faithful and Christian, but very few are actually left. Many protestants, if not all, will follow the antichrist because they think that either he has come to "rapture" them, which is an erroneous doctrine, and or this is the 1,000 year reign of Christ on earth, which is actually happening now. So many will be worshipping the antichrist as God because they actually do believe that he is indeed Christ.
Will He find faith on the earth, probably not much if any. If any true Orthodox believers can survive than He will find faith, if the antichrist is able to then he will exterminate everyone who refuses to worship him as God. Because protestantism does not know nor understand persecution, the few protestants who have not yet been deceived will fold under the slightest pressure. This is why protestantism is dying in Europe, Islam is gaining a foothold and also the Orthodox countries in persecution, namely Egypt, are strong in their faith. American protestants know nothing of persecution and will fold like a house of cards.
More to come.......