The Faith that Wins!

Europe is entangled in a war to the death against a relentless enemy out to destroy its precious Christian heritage and bury its liberty. Radical Islam is on the march, manned by tens of millions of immigrants with multiple wives and a massive birthrate. At the same time, most native Europeans have left the Christian faith and fewer and fewer are marrying or having children. The future seems bleak. What are the known weapons against such a foe? One is the free press which can expose the enemies of liberty. Another is the use of intelligence to rat out terror cells before they act. And when all else fails, there is always the reversion to mass warfare using superior weaponry to kill millions and hopefully break the will of the enemy. However, these weapons are not sufficient to hold back the tide of Jihad which has been at war with Christianity since the seventh century. There is only one weapon that can defeat the forces of a pagan ideology, whether Nazism, Communism or radical Islam. That weapon is biblical faith. The writer of Hebrews defines this weapon in Hebrews 11. "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen." Chapter 11 goes on to detail how this weapon was used by great heroes who by faith, "subdued kingdoms, brought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness became strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens." Now that is a powerful weapon.

The examples below of three European Christians in the 20th century illustrate the power of the weapon of faith. These men arose at times of great crisis in Europe. Eric Liddell in the 1920s; Winston Churchill in the 1940s; and Christian Fuhrer in the 1980s.

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