Will He Find Faith? (Part 3) God’s Plan to Transmit Faith

June  2022

   “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”  (Isaiah 1:18 ESV).

   The more I consider this question, the more I see the relevance and indeed, the danger, of there being so little faith found on Messiah’s return!  We know He always preserves a remnant, but we do not know how small or large it might be.

   Last month’s portion addressed the definition of faith and confirmed that it was never intended to be a blind faith, but an informed one. That would involve examining the facts to see what is right. Logical thought progression and reasoning is not the “norm” anymore in some younger generations.  Rhetorical language which appeals to emotions, even through the “lens of oppression” is more well received today.  Barna called this a mosaic generation some time ago…as in small pieces of different colors or textures put together to create an effect, but not in any special order. Essentially, a collection of bits and pieces of ideas about God and how to walk gathered from random sources is as much of a base as far too many people have for what they call faith.  It is difficult to reason with people who do not follow a standard progression of ruling out ...

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