36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. ~ John 8:36ESV

As Christians, we often declare this statement, ‘Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed.’ We put it in our songs, use it when we’re witnessing, we even put it on our t-shirts and on the back of our cars, but do we really believe it? Jesus asked the question, ‘when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?’ (Luke 18:8) When Jesus was in Nazareth, He could do few miracles because of their unbelief (Matthew 13:58). The Church today looks just like the World. We have the same divorce rate as the World. We have just as much sin as the World. Whole denominations are splitting over sins that were settled as sin from the days of Moses. So then, how can we say we are free?

Faith is a concept that is ever-fleeting in the Church. We don’t believe in miracles anymore. We don’t believe in the supernatural anymore. We no longer even believe that the Bible is without flaw. Our faith is under attack. Daniel, a man that was not the Temple of God with the very Spirit of God dwelling in him, was so righteous that those who wanted him dead knew they couldn’t bring an accusation of evil about him because no one would believe them. We have the Spirit of God dwelling inside of us, yet every little thing trips us up. We no longer have the character of a Saint. Saying that you’re a Christian no longer has any weight to it. Why? The lack of faith.

We can say we believe as much as we want, but how can we believe in someone we know nothing about? We no longer read our Bibles or spend time with God. We no longer seek Him hold heartedly. We know more about Hollywood or deemed conspiracy theories than we do about our own God. Our focus is no longer on God; therefore, our faith has strayed from Him as well.

Our time on this earth is coming to an end. Jesus’ return is soon at hand. The things that seem important now won’t in eternity. Paul referred to the persecution he faced as light affliction compared to what was in store for him. He had his focus on the eternal, so his faith was strong. If we want to start looking like the Church again, our faith needs to return to God. The only way to do that is to change our focus from earthly things to eternal things.

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