Dear Reading Friend, this is David Telbat and I have some exciting news for you! Today begins our BookSweeps Giveaway! On our Contest/Sales page the contest link is now LIVE and you can enter for a chance to win 20+ Inspirational Mysteries & Thrillers! I’ve included Dark Liaison in the giveaway, but even if you’ve read it already, you can enter to win all the other books. PLUS, the Grand Prize winner will also win a FREE eReader! Please share this news and link with all your reading friends.
With Steadfast Book Five and Book Six now available, I look forward to hearing what you think about the adventures. For me, writing SF6 was a lesson on standing with steadfast faith in my own life. I hope you are encouraged by Eric Radner’s faith as well.
Faith that is Challenged
In Steadfast Book Six, Eric Radner’s faith is challenged, and his very life is on the line if he refuses to deny his faith in God. We might think that scenario is a little drastic for us here in America where we enjoy liberty and justice for all. However, if we are honest about America’s slow slide into compromise and moral complacency, we recognize the symptoms of a society that not only has set God aside, but expects Christians to set Him aside as well.
Sometimes we forget that Romans Chapter 1 says that all people are made aware of the Creator and His power simply through what He has created. Solomon reminded us that inside all people is the idea of eternity. Paul taught us that the law of right and wrong is on every person’s conscience. People know deep down that God and His message of salvation is real! (Unless the conscience has been seared.)
If these things are true, as the inspired Word of God states, then we need not be intimidated when society challenges our faith. It is not really our faith they are attacking. They are attacking their God, and they are growing in hardness against Him. Responding without mercy to their attacks will not break through that hardness.
Stand like Elijah
In Steadfast Book Six, I have placed Eric smack in the middle of violent people who demand that Eric deny his faith in God. The situation is further complicated by the bloodthirsty dogs that are trained to do the bidding of evil men. Sometimes we do find ourselves in similar situations. Maybe we are the only Christian at our work place, or the only believer at a community function. How intimidating, right? What better reason to back out of living like a Christian than when we are outnumbered?
But God’s people need not be too concerned about numbers or being outnumbered, because God has done and can do great things with much or little, great or small. Even if we are all alone, if we keep compassion for the lost and a firm grasp on the truth of things, we will see God accomplish much through us, simply by the way we remain available, consecrated, and standing firm.
Sometimes we don’t have an answer for every ridicule or mockery the world or our neighbor may hurl at us. It’s not important always to answer with our mouths. But in the way we stand for the truth of the gospel—that is an answer in the Spirit. Yes, there is power in simply standing firm, even with our mouths shut.
If you find yourself challenged and outnumbered, remember that your God is the God of Elijah. Elijah faced hundreds of intimidating people, and he was all alone. I hope that this book—Steadfast Book Six—about Eric Radner encourages you to stand with the character and steadfast faith of Jesus Christ. There is salvation in no one else.
See you on the next page!
Read another post about Steadfast Six in, “Trust Like Daniel.” And these posts about Steadfast Five: “Another Steadfast Book” and, “Points of Interest inside Steadfast Book Five.” Also visit our Steadfast Series Page here.
NOTE: Click this link to visit our Contest/Sales Page to enter our BookSweeps Giveaway for a chance to win 20+ Inspirational Mysteries & Thrillers! The Grand Prize Winner will also win a NEW eREADER! Please share with your friends! The contest is NOW LIVE!
COMING UP: Join us next time for David’s short story, “The Damage he Caused.”