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Faith Transcends Human Dependence on Numbers for Strength - The True Point of Believing in Yeshua

Reader comment on item: Will Europe Resist Islamization?
in response to reader comment: One-third of world is Christian, M. Tovey

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 16:45

In debating minor points, there is the circumstance that semantics can become the center of the debate, and the substance is lost for the lack of recognition of its value. While there may be considerable concern of how to resist the increase of the influences in Islam in Europe and the rest of the world, it is in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures that we find our greatest source of spiritual strength, something that cannot be overcome in the natural realm. At the risk of being flippant (as the tone of the response suggests), so what if Christians are in the minority? That was not the point of what this reader wrote.

All through the Holy Bible we read of the works of Almighty God, as He works through His power and not the power of humankind. His promises are to those, who are so many times found in the minority, that trust in Him by faith and HE performs the works necessary to demonstrate His power in their weakness. Thus we make the reference to Gideon. We could make further reference that Esther was only one, and see how her faith saved a nation.

Look elsewhere and see where in the Gospels, there were few true believers in the Messiah in Jerusalem and Israel at the time of Yeshua's first appearance, even as the Son of Almighty God walked among them. There is no calculation of when they reached 100,000, or 1,000,000, or beyond. How many true believers were there during the dark ages of a darkened church before the reformation? Only in modern times is there even a possibility to estimate that there might be 33%, if that number actually represents true Christians.

What percentage of the total population is NOT a point to be debated in times where the world is languishing in the terror of hatred and deathly hostilities, but instead a witness that those who are not disciples of Christ need to evaluate the power of believing in Him in their lives and make the determination that they are in desperate need of Him, before it is too late.

Initially, Yeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ, sent the original disciples two by two into the Israeli countryside to spread His Gospel of love, of salvation and redemption. We as His successor in witnessing are to found occupying our time doing the same, especially in the face of the Islamic opposition, which was inaugurated to counter Christianity because of unbelief.

That is the point to be made, that the Savior's extension of the love of Almighty God is still there in these times and any who will may still seek Him: that is, whosoever shall call upon the Name of the LORD shall be saved. Then the final count that will have any permanency will be found in the Book of Life and the LORD will be the only one Who knows the percentage of how many were saved.
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