Sunday, 4 May 2008

Keeping the Faith

There are many temptations that will discourage and distract you from your faith. Be on your guard. What we call common sense can cause a shortage of faith as can intellectual assertion. How do we explain prayer apart from a relationship with a loving God?

The strength of our faith will enable us in moments of concern and hold us through the valleys in our lives. It's really God who is holding us, not faith in itself. Our choice...His grace. Hallelujah!

James 1:12 (NIV)
12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

1 comment:

David said...

Commenting on this might be politically difficult for some Salvos.

I'm not speaking for them, but I suspect some might be thinking, in response to the "intellectual assertion" comment:

Intellectual propositions make up a component of my faith. There's more to it than that, but various assertions are important. Commissioner Knaggs seems to be issuing a warning about which assertions one accepts and criticizes. That is, don't stray too far from the "SA orthodox position" if you are concerned about higher appointments in the future. Adopt too liberal a theology and you may never get past the rank of Captain.

Can theology be another tool to exercise power?