Never have Christians needed more than now to keep a sane perspective. That the unregenerate are incapable of such perspective makes it all the more imperative that we who know Christ exhibit for the world a serenity which has its wellsprings in eternal truth, unrelated to conditions in the world.
To speak of world chaos and uncertainty is to speak of something so obvious that it has long since become trite.
That whic his disturbing is the overwhelming pessimism to be found among so many Christians. That this stems from a misplaced confidence in men and nations makes it all the more serious for, of all people, a Christian’s confidence should be centered in God who is sovereign and for whose purposes all history is inexorably being worked out.
We all are familiar with the story of Martin Luther, and of the period of dark brooding through which he went, and of the penetrating question asked him by his wife: “Is God dead?” By our attitude today the same question could well be asked some of us.
To counteract the wave of depression which has settled on the hearts and minds of so many Christians there needs to come a new understanding of the sovereignty of God and the eternal verities of his Word.
That present world conditions are a part of the prophetic picture is very evident to many who are thereby strengthened in faith and moved to look up to the One who said: “Look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Our hope is firmly fixed in God who is sovereign, in God who has never abdicated from his own central place in the affairs of men and nations.
We have every reason to be pessimistic so far as the acts of unregenerate men and nations are concerned. The Bible is explicit in its teaching that all stand under ...1
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