The trial of faith when the cloudy pillar stops the migrating column in dry Rephidim, and Horeb’s rock – type of Calvary. Then the Amalekites, Satan’s agents to fight Israel: their astonishing unbelief and antagonism until their ‘man of sin’ Haman plans Israel’s destruction c470BC. Today’s equivalent.
In our efforts to make the Gospel acceptable, we find ourselves confronted with two obstacles: man’s fallen nature and the Satanic forces which surround him. Very few apologetic works today give them serious consideration.
Ongoing faith is essential for the believer. How can it be strengthened? How should doubts be handled? What is the biblical attitude to trials? How can we tell if troubles are for chastisement or refinement? How can we obtain assurance? Exactly how is the Lord’s presence felt?
Here are several troubling objections to Christian faith drummed into modern society, and why they are entirely wrong. Here also are the chief evidences for the being of God, the basis for finding and knowing Him, and the proving of His life-changing power.