• 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?

    In light of recent developments regarding false shepherds in Christendom throughout the world, shall Jesus find faith on the earth when He returns?
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  • CharlesW
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    The part about finding faith on earth has always been true to greater or lesser degrees. Yes, there's a lot of stuff going on in the world and church, but that has been true for most of Christian history. The times of relative peace and stability were aberrations, not the norm, and they were short.
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  • Righteous widow knows where it's at. Many days I've prayed to be as persistently annoying as she was. I'm told I've got the annoying part down, at any rate.