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Bridging the God-Man Divide

Updated: Jun 4, 2023

These days, it is easier to find people who have problems with faith than to find those who are at peace with their faith and with God in general.

Just search the word "Christianity" online and tell me what you find. There's a lot of Bible-bashing, Christian-shaming, and faith demolition and deconstruction going on.

The power of choice

Faith has become an endangered practice because alternative narratives abound. Would you be surprised? The Apostle Paul saw this coming when he wrote to Timothy:

You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian (2 Timothy 3:1, TLB).

This is a serious double-edged word of prophesy right there. It is becoming difficult to become a Christian and at the same time far easier to abandon faith.

No doubt, people may become weak in faith due to things they have suffered. For this group, we can only pray for the healing power of God to reveal God's love in a new dimension.

On the other hand, there are some who don't see any need for a relationship with God. The bridge is out. They just cannot see themselves and God together in one picture.

The connection

Jesus has paid the price and gave the whole of humanity a free pass to the heart of the Father. But each person needs a personal connection. But what is that vital link?

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6, NLT).

Faith is the lifeblood of the relationship between God and man. It is not possible for anyone to connect with God without faith. You cannot come to God or worship God if you do not believe that God exist. You can only believe that a God you cannot see exists by faith.

If you can see your god, then you don't need faith, and in time, you may become a god to yourself.

Substance and evidence

Faith is what gives substance to an unseen hope. Faith provides evidence for the invisible reality. Without faith, God remains far and incomprehensible. This is where many smart people struggle to connect with the divine. God is not available on your intellectual wavelength.

On the contrary, those who chose to believe God are not delusional. They are not missing some brain cells. Rather, they have something else - they have faith. Faith does not make sense. If it does, then it is not faith.

It also follows that you will not have the motivation to believe in a God you do not see if you do not reconcile with His eternal purpose and plan. A life devoid of eternal hope cannot connect with an eternal God.

Final thoughts

Many will continue to struggle on this matter. Unfortunately, there is no other way to connect with a God who sits in the heavens but fills the earth with His presence, power, and glory.

I pray and hope you stay connected, by faith.


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