Always a remnant
Today I finished my church history subject. The book we studied was: Shelley, B. Church History in Plain Language. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008 and this is a little piece I wrote about the Middle Ages.
All through the Middle Ages, as the popes were becoming more corrupted by power and money, God still had those who were faithful to Him. There were those like John Wyclif who were prepared to speak out against the unbiblical teachings of the papacy and those like John Hus who were prepared to lay down their lives rather than deny the truth.
God always has a remnant that is faithful to Him. During the darkest periods of church history when there was so much corruption and heresy in the church, there were always some who understood God’s truth. This is a great encouragement to us today when there seems to be so much apathy in the church. We may feel like we are the only one in our community who is going on with God but this isn’t so. God has many who are faithful to Him.
“Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”? And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace (Romans 11:3-5).