We are Content with the Faith we Have (By: BH)
By Joe Keim
March 1, 2023
Dear Sirs, we have been receiving your letters lately. We are fully contended with the faith we have. Thus we have not even a remote desire to even seek anything else. If our faith is not right in the eyes of God, then why did our forefathers willingly bear hunger, cold, poverty, and even death rather than give up the faith? And why has it stood for hundreds of years? If our faith was good enough for them to sacrifice their lives, then it’s by far good enough for us. We wish you God’s blessings. — B.H.
Why are you using our forefathers as the standard for your beliefs?
What standard do you think our forefathers used? I wonder, did they rely on their forefathers as the standard?
How can you be so confident that you are still walking in the footsteps of our forefathers?
Do you want your grandchildren and great grandchildren to rely on you as their standard? Really?
I know someone that thought just like you. They lived during the time when Jesus lived on earth. The leaders of whom I speak of were looked at as the most religious people of their day. They stood out. They relied on the fact that their forefathers were Jewish, chosen and adopted by God Himself. But look what Jesus had to say to these religionists:
“...they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. —Matthew 15:14”
What do you think these religionists were using for their standard? Forefathers? A list of rules?
Whatever it was, their standard was leading them straight into the ditch, and right into the lake of fire.
One thing is certain, they were following the wrong standard. While their original standard—from generations before them—was right, it shifted along the way and got off course. Had these same religionists kept God’s Word as their standard, they would have known God’s only begotten Son and followed Him. When God's only begotten Son did not fit their warped and corrupted standard, they killed Him.
God has always had one standard for every race, every generation, and every tongue.
It is not a list of rules. It is not a certain church denomination, nor a certain man, a certain revival. It is not our forefathers.
1 Peter 1:24–25 “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the Word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
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