One of the most frequent comments I hear from Christians is about “how bad things are today.” Some say things are worse now then ever before.
I disagree. In fact, I see great reason for hopefulness.
Christianity is the fastest spreading religion in the world. It has grown by leaps and bounds in Africa, South America, and Asia. Islam’s growth rate is primarily because of its birthrate; Christianity’s growth rate is because of conversions. This fact alone is significant.
One bastion of humanism in the West after another is failing. This is the prelude to repudiation and the search for an alternative. Humanistic Darwinianism is under attack from all quarters, humanistic education can no longer hide its descent into institutionalized lunacy, humanistic courts are clearly places of blatant injustice, and our humanistic governments face approaching insolvency of fiat currency.
“All bad” you might say! Yes, but this failure of humanism also represents the judgment of God. Men do not pursue failure when it becomes obvious. The failure of humanism is becoming increasingly obvious.
When Christ compared the growth of the Kingdom to leaven (yeast) He meant it was not apparent to the human eye. He also told us to walk by faith not by sight. If we are to ignore our Lord’s command and walk by sight, we ought at least expand our view of the world beyond the American media, its politics, and its entertainment industry.
There are great gains for the Kingdom of Christ going on in our lifetime.