Thursday, March 24, 2011

Unbelief Or Faith?

In his book, Faith Aflame, Victor Glenn gives us a marked contrast between unbelief and faith:
What problem did unbelief ever solve? What worthy cause has it ever espoused? What good purpose has it ever served? Unbelief has marshaled an army of followers, yet its altars are drenched in the blood of things that might have been.

On the other hand, faith is a builder of monuments, an ennobler of purposes, and a creator of heroic courage. Someone has well stated that our faith will get us to the end of our journey faster than our own footsteps.
This sentence haunts me:
Unbelief has marshaled an army of followers, yet its altars are drenched in the blood of things that might have been.
What a word picture! Sad, but true.