Abraham: The Wonderful Journey of Faith
July 9, 2000
Faith is: dead to doubts, dumb to discouragements, blind to impossibilities.
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:7, "We walk by faith, not by sight." Faith becomes like Spiritual eyes. That is, we do not live in this world through natural powers, but by the supernatural powers from God's Spirit within us. AMEN!
James is a great book of the New Testament. Written after the time of Christ. W.C. Fields was a life long agnostic who was discovered reading a Bible on his death bed. He said, "I'm looking for loop-hole."
D.L. Moody said, "I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me."
How do we get our Spiritual eyes? What is meant by that? This is so misunderstood that many people seek spiritual things from the wrong source.Many shows are on TV now about the para-normal, the mystic, psychic Hot-lines and life after death experiences. The rise of these is a result of a fall of biblical literacy.
Perhaps the Bible seems too complicated, too big, too confusing, to scary, too old.
The Bible has a central message. It is a message of what God has done throughout history to restore sinful man back to fellowship with Him.
Mankind became sinful at the fall, in the beginning, in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God are ate of the forbidden fruit.
Genesis 6: 1-8 tells us the how sinful the world had become. God finally destroys the earth with a world-wide flood. All are killed except Noah and his family, because Noah believed, trusted and obeyed God. Although it had never rained before (Genesis 2:5), although it would be impossible, by man's standards, to float a boat in the location Noah built it, Noah obeyed God. His obedience saved him and so will your faith—faith in Christ, that is. A faith that is grounded in the Bible, the Word of God.
Tough Q and A: Why would God kill innocent people, such as babies, through the flood?
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