Every era has its own unique spiritual characteristics. Right now, in this modern era, we are in an era of cold disinterest and even a defiant OPPOSITION toward the Christian faith.
Sadly, the love for our heavenly Creator, and His Son Jesus Christ is getting COLDER, as well as rarer to find. There are also many 'luke warm' Christians.
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Not only has there been a great 'falling away,' but the love of many Christians for the truth has grown cold.
In its wake are seemingly endless new age beliefs, strange occultist methods, FALSE pseudo religions, mind organizations, and a whole other slew of selfish, humanistic activities which occupy time and attention. But which can never satisfy the true longing of the heart.
The shallowness of our inner experience, the hollowness of our worship, and that imitation of the world all testify, that we, in this day, don't know God, and we don't have an actual RELATIONSHIP with God.
We hardly have one at all.
If we would only reach out to God and SEEK Him amid all the worldly externals.
We must first be determined to find Him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity.
God REVEALS Himself to 'babes,' and hides Himself in thick darkness from the 'wise' and the prudent.
We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to the ESSENTIAL.
We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood.
If we do this, without doubt God will quickly RESPOND.