Security In Faith
We have entered a new year, a new century and a new millennium. The year 2000 is a major milestone in the Christian calendar as it marks the two thousandth year since the birth of Gods son, Jesus, who brought us a message of love, peace and hope that is based on faith in the mercy and justice of Almighty God. There is security in faith for the believer that transcends all hardships, miseries, illnesses and perils of this life.
This "Security in Faith" has provided protection for the Christian believer for many millenniums. Psalm 112 7-8 NIV tells us:
He will have no fear of bad news;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is secure, he will have no fear;
In the end he will look in triumph on his foes.
This country was founded and
settled by self-reliant men and women who went forth into the wilderness with prayer, a
Bible and a will to survive. They depended on Almighty God for their security in the
perilous conditions of the wilderness and their only fear was in the Lords anger.
Since those times we have created government funded social safety nets and technology to
provide much of the physical security that we had previously depended on God to provide.
In doing so we have lost much of our self-reliance and must now depends on mere humans for
our security, which has created a more secular society. However, there remains a core of
Christians that is active and growing who believe in Christ and the Scriptures and have
security in their faith.
As we move into the 21st century and the third millennium there are many challenges ahead for Christians to face in the years and centuries ahead. Some of these challenges include:
The challenges facing Christians in the future are many, and the importance of providing our young people with Christs message and the Scriptures is critical. They will provide the important Security in Faith they will need to survive and ensure that the core of Christians will continue to grow and survive in a changing and increasingly hostile world.