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The Cure for a Superficial Faith

July 27, 2017 | by: Sam Storms| 5 Comments

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doug sayers

Jul 30, 2017

Amen Sam, and a second Amen to your "off topic" digression. We must routinely be praying for our persecuted brethren.

Joni has been an inspiration to our family.

Scott McDonald

Jul 29, 2017

In paragraph eight Sam says: "... when I hear Christians in America declare that their hope and confidence is for Jesus to return and rapture them out of this world before the horrific events of a 'tribulation' descend on the earth. " Only today did I read in Decision Magazine that Christians have globally suffered more in the years 2014, 2015, and 2016, with increasing severity, than any time in history. I'm reminded of the report by a joint Congressional House and Senate Investigating Committee that estimated, in the wake of Mao Tse Tung's takeover of China, the deaths of from 32,000,000 to 64,000,000 people--surely many were Christians, surely more deaths than the much-touted Nazi numbers of murder--and the rapture to save them all from tribulation didn't occur.

Grace Bowden

Jul 28, 2017

I assume the last sentence emphasizes the word "flourish." I suspect that living and dying without personally receiving a promise, as those in Hebrews were called to do, is not only an aspect of suffering, but a vivid setting for the flourishing of faith. The amount of yearning in the heart for those called to walk such a journey in the "unseen" aspects of faith may often be as agonizing as threat to or imprisoning of the physical body.

Douglas Hornok

Jul 28, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful challenge. I so appreciate your insights and challenges.

Scott

Jul 27, 2017

two threats to faithful fruit bearing following of Jesus. Persecution and cares (comforts) of the world. One comes through the front door and keeps you alert and sober. The other is sleeping gas coming through the air vents.

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