According to the scientific community life evolves. As environments or habitats change, creatures and human beings are forced to adapt if they want to survive. The same can be said about worldviews. When truth is conveyed, realized or revealed, belief systems are put to the test. This is the threat of faith.
For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us, Acts 6:14.
People will always go through periods of change. Whether its puberty, relationships or unforeseen trials, each day provides a series of surprises. Through the good and bad, hearts rejoice and grieve, while emotions rise and fall. Yet, when what you have always known is challenged, faith and doubt collide.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ, Romans 10:17.
Through the years, time can take a toll on wounded souls. In the case of the Jews, religious leaders thought the Jesus movement would destroy Judaism. Thus, this threat elevated tensions, fueling resentment against Christianity. As more and more individuals believed and were baptized, faith became a threat. Nonetheless, when souls hear or read the words of the Bible, faith becomes a friend in Jesus.
by Jay Mankus