People need hope, and believers in Christ must be ready to give an answer to anyone who might ask about our faith in times of trials. In this season of apprehension during the coronavirus threat, some will be tested more than others. But none of us have to look very hard or long to find an opportunity to share the gospel.

Contrary to proponents of word-faith, prosperity doctrines, Christianity has nothing to do with our worldly comfort, success, or wealth. Ask a persecuted brother or sister in Christ in another country how comfortable they are. Compare their tested faith with those who merely profess to believe.

Church attendance is declining in the U.S. but Christianity continues growing in nations where there is persecution. How might God use the current season to purify the church?

TODAY’S GUEST is evangelist, pastor, and teacher, Elijah Abraham of Living Oasis Ministry.

 

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.

Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11