Sensitive To Religion -- But Living Like The Devil
. . Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8
In our day you can find plenty of men and women in all walks of life who live like the devil while insisting that they are "sensitive" to religion!
If an evangelist sweeps through and the excitement gets big enough, they will go to the meeting and swell the crowd and contribute to the offering -- and it will look big.
But here's the catch: after it is all over, the moral standards of the
community are right where they were before. I contend that whatever
does not raise the moral standard and consciousness of the church or community
has not been a revival from God.
The "god" that men believe in now, and to whom they are "sensitive," is a kind of divine Pan with a pipe who plays lovely music while they dance, but he is not a God that makes any moral demands on them.
I still say that any revival that will come to a nation and leave people as much in love with money as they were before and as engrossed in human pleasures is a snare and a delusion!
True faith in God -- not in any god, not in religion, but faith in the sovereign God who made heaven and earth and who will require men's deeds -- that is the God we must believe in, my friends. Believing in Him, we will seek to crucify our flesh and put on the new man which is renewed in holiness.
That kind of faith in God is all but gone. When the Son of Man cometh, will He find faith on the earth?