The next time you’re tempted to despair at the hopelessness of our modern church, consider Hezekiah. He faced similar challenges — and overcame them.
As the president of Answers in Genesis, the ministry that produces this magazine, my mind constantly turns to the sad state of Christianity today and what Bible-believing Christians can do to turn things around. The task seems impossibly great, and the challenges overwhelming.
I was rereading our ministry’s mission statement, and the Lord brought something to my mind that should encourage and warn every believer who is burdened to reach this world with the gospel.
Our ministry’s official goal is “to support the church in fulfilling its commission.” To accomplish this goal, our vision statement says, “Answers in Genesis is a catalyst to bring reformation by reclaiming the foundations of our faith which are found in the Bible, from the very first verse.”
Note that our vision involves “bringing reformation.”
When we think of the word reformation, Christians usually think of the great reformer Martin Luther. However, there were reformers long before Martin Luther from whom we can learn many lessons. One of the most valuable examples comes from the Bible itself, the reformer King Hezekiah. God ensured that details about his life and reforms would be written down in His holy Word, so we could learn from what he did and be challenged in our own walk of faith.