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Pastor Note:  Notice, Jesus does not say, "When the Son of man comes, he will not find faith on earth," nor does he say, "When the Son of man comes, he will find faith on earth."

He leaves it as a question hanging in the air, uncertain, unanswered. But there is no doubt about one thing in this account, and that is the faithfulness of the Son of man.

All the doubt is in the latter part of the sentence. He does not say, "If the Son of man comes," but "When," for this is one thing that is absolutely certain.

It does not rest upon man, his faithfulness or his faithlessness, it rests only upon the sovereign choice of God, and all the processes of history are bringing this to pass.

There is not the slightest doubt that God is ready to do exactly what he says he will do in any circumstances, at any time.

There is with him no shadow of turning, he is not a respecter of persons, there are no divisions or discriminations among men with him, none whatsoever.  God will use you as much as anyone.

God is utterly faithful. It is man who raises the doubts.

Notice how he puts that? He does not say, "When the Son of man comes, will he find men praying?"

 No, it is "When the Son of man comes, will he find faith?" for prayer is faith expressed.

True prayer is not pleading or cajoling a reluctant God, never! That is never prayer!

Prayer believes, prayer is faith, prayer is thanking instead of complaining, trust instead of trying, rejoicing, accepting, appropriating, receiving -- that is prayer.

"Well," someone says, "in view of this, if there is a Father out there and he is eager to give and knows what we have need of, and especially since we're so apt to pray the wrong prayer anyway, why bother to pray?

 Why doesn't he just give it to us without prayer?" This is an objection that is frequently raised, and the answer is that the purpose of prayer is to bring us to an understanding of the program and the purpose of the Father.

All of us know couples that have stopped speaking to each other. Such a marriage is a disintegrating union, it is a dead relationship, the bleak ruin of a love that once was there but now is gone.

Living relationships require speech, they must be expressed, there must be interchange, there must be a flow of words for it to be a live, fruitful, vital relationship. When He comes will He find Faith in you.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God   (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:21; Rom 15:4; 1 Cor 2:13).
  • We believe there is one eternal, almighty and perfect God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:18-19; Mk 12:29; Jn 1:14; Heb 1:1-3; Acts 5:3-4).
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory (Jn 1:1; Matt 1:23; Heb 4:14-15; Acts 13:26-34; Jn 3:16; 1 Pet 2:24; Phil 2:9-11).
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential   (Titus 3:5; Jn 6:63; 2 Cor 3:6, 18; Rom 5:1; 1 Jn 5:11-12).
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. The baptism in the Holy Spirit releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:16-17, 16:7-15; 1 Cor 12:8-10; Eph 4:7-13; Rom 12:3-8; Acts 1:4-5, 2:4)
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation      (1 Cor 15:51-52; 1 Thess 4:13-18; 2 Thess 1:7-9).
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor 12:12-27; Eph 4:3-10; Col 3:14-15). 

Pastor Charles Mcshan

Pastor McShan has been the Pastor Glad Tidings since 2001.

He is retired from the U.S. Army and as the U.S. Postmaster in Palestine. 

He has a Master Degree from  Stephen F. Austin University in Counseling and
will provide counseling services by appointment only.

He serves on the School Board of Elkhart Independent School District and is President of the Anderson County Appraisal District Board of Directors.

He is a Home builder/developer, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather!