Do you remember the parable Jesus told about prolonged injustice, and the need “always to pray, and not to faint?” Have you thought much of Jesus’ seemingly rhetorical question at the end?
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:1-8).
More and more I believe we can summarize the problems we face in every sphere as due to a lack of faith, unfaithfulness and infidelity.
This is particularly troubling in those who have the most evidences on which to base a robust faith. From the earliest days of the Advent movement, the testimony of Jesus shone a bright light on Scripture, challenged us with the breadth of our mission, rebuked us when we veered into self-exaltation and selfishness, and encouraged us with an unfailing picture of the loveliness of His character.
In 1890 Ellen White was impressed with the acute need for faith in the aftermath of the Minneapolis session with its message of righteousness by faith in relation to the law. …
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