“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17
Regrettably, for many, everything in the world is being taught to Believers except the Word of God. Faith comes by hearing. What we hear is where our faith is found. How do we know the ways of the Lord when we are being swept to and fro by every wind of doctrine and not hearing the Word of God?
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
The Cross of Christ IS the Gospel. Not the wooden beam but Who Jesus is and what He there did to break the power of sin in the Believer’s life (I’m speaking here to Believers). The foolishness and vain philosophies presented from many pulpits today are leading people away from God because His Word, which contains His Ways, is not being proclaimed.
Faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning work does not and will not come when UFO’s, Blood Moons, Shemitahs, 40 days of purpose and humanistic psychology are being presented to the people. It is by faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified that we are delivered from the power of sin…not faith in vain philosophies. The only fight the Believer is called to fight is the fight of faith – faith in Christ and Him crucified and such faith only comes by hearing the Word of God. Jesus IS the Word of God (John 1:1).
The preaching of the Cross of Christ, which is the Word of God, is the power of God for us who are saved. It brings faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ which points us, God’s Children, to always look unto Him…Jesus Christ, the Author and the Finisher of our faith.
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
-Donna Clark Warren