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Hi. What does Jesus want us to understand when he said, "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18,8

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"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."Ephesians 6:11-13

Welcome to Worthy Richard :)

Just before Jesus comes back , the world will be so sinful and wicked and Jesus is asking if He will find real faith when He returns to earth.

If you look around now you will see that evil is called good and good is called evil , many people will turn away from the truth and will compromise Gods word to their own liking and sinful ways of living.

Are we living in the last days?

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/living-in-the-end-times.html

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Welcome tu eres Ricardo,

Perhaps some of the reason for little faith before Christ's Coming will be this...

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2Th 2:9-12)
 

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Blessings Soy

   Welcome to Worthy......are you a Christian? I ask because this is the "Seekers" Lounge ...perhaps you were not aware it is for unbelievers,seekers & guests to ask us questions about our Faith......is that you? If not we can move this to the Proper Forum so you can get more replies(faster too!),here they must all be reviewed by a moderator for approval

                                                                                                             With love-in Christ,Kwik

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Welcome~!

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Thanks for the input. 

You make the comment: " Jesus is asking if He will find real faith when He returns." Given that Jesus could return at any time, your are insinuating that people professing to be Christians are under some illusion for they are not following the true faith. That is a lot of people!

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23 minutes ago, Soy Richard said:

Thanks for the input. 

You make the comment: " Jesus is asking if He will find real faith when He returns." Given that Jesus could return at any time, your are insinuating that people professing to be Christians are under some illusion for they are not following the true faith. That is a lot of people!

I believe Jesus was asking a rhetorical question thus hinting at an end times 'falling away' from the faith.

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Remember a couple of instances in Jesus' ministry. First, the woman with the issue of blood had faith that if she could touch the hem of his garment, she would be healed. She pressed forward in a crowd of people around Jesus and touched the hem of his garment....AND WAS HEALED!!! More than that, Jesus stopped immediately and asked who touched Him. He felt the virtue leave His body!!! He was amazed at her faith. Second, the Syro-Phoenician woman who told Jesus even the dogs ate crumbs from the Master's plate. Jesus had told her He was only sent to heal the Jews. She had faith enough to believe for a crumb of healing. Jesus healed her son as a result. Again, Jesus marveled that He had not found such faith in Israel.

So when Jesus wondered if He would find faith at His return, it is much more than a rhetorical question, it is a real question. As others have stated, in some places there is not much faith left in "the church". Certainly there are some denominations that have "allowed", "voted on", " been complicit" with gay marriage and other blasphemies, but even in the staunchly fundamental sects, there has been a blurring of the clear cut directives in the Word of God. This is not meant to be a specific rebuke, but those who study the Word and try to comply with it daily know what I am speaking of.

 

Blessings.

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On 7/2/2017 at 7:35 PM, Soy Richard said:

Hi. What does Jesus want us to understand when he said, "Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18,8

He wants us to understand the importance of prayer, notice the context...

Luke 18:1-8 KJVS
[1] And he spake a parable unto them to this end , that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; [2] Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: [3] And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. [4] And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; [5] Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. [6] And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. [7] And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? [8] I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

 

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Blessings Soy

   So are you a Christian?

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So when Jesus wondered if He would find faith at His return, it is much more than a rhetorical question, it is a real question. As others have stated, in some places there is not much faith left in "the church". Certainly there are some denominations that have "allowed", "voted on", " been complicit" with gay marriage and other blasphemies, but even in the staunchly fundamental sects, there has been a blurring of the clear cut directives in the Word of God. This is not meant to be a specific rebuke, but those who study the Word and try to comply with it daily know what I am speaking of.    NO124get1952

This is an important question,especially that under "interests" you have THE TRUTH....before we can Understand the deeper things of God we must first Understand the basics......Jesus is the TRUTH         The Truth,the Way & the Life                             With love-in Christ,Kwik

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