The American church seems prone to melting in the day of battle instead of rising up strong and courageous…
When we move away from the standard of Truth (the Bible) and allow for the cloudy perspective and ever-changing emotions of man to determine right from wrong, we lose sight of some very important things. The value of Life being at the very top of the list.
As Christians, is it possible to know for certain that we are “in the faith”, or not? Paul exhorts us to “examine ourselves” to this very end — but what does such an examination look like? In this message, Eric Ludy takes a deep dive into John’s words from 1st John with the singular agenda of making very simple what, to many of us, has become a very complex question — Am I a genuine Christian or not?
The passage in Hebrews 6:4-6 is like Liège. This passage of Scripture has led to many skirmishes and many stumblings of the saints of God throughout the ages. Satan hates Scripture, but he will often quote this passage, in hopes that it will cause the children of God to lose sight of the grand mercy of Heaven. But, we as the Church mustn’t be played by our adversary. We must remember His mercy! And we must allow this very Scripture to help us see His amazing mercy even more clearly!
We are in the midst of a spiritual battle. There is an enemy and he desires the destruction of the Church. But, praise God, the enemy doesn’t just get everything he desires. God has supplied weaponry to His saints and equipped them for every good work.
When circumstances look their bleakest, such is the hour for the heroes of faith to arise from the ash of difficulty. The Church of Jesus Christ needs to be reminded of our heroic heritage, and we need to be freshly stirred to realize that men and women in history past have faced far more formidable odds and circumstances than we are facing right now in the year 2021.