Religious pretense is alive and well in our land. In fact we've had many opportunities to witness it the past five years. Recall what happened religiously after September 11, 2001, religious service attendance rose significantly. Now, we would have rejoiced had the attendance been sustained. We would have rejoiced if the gospel became known in our country. We would have rejoiced if this tragedy had humbled many unto repentance and faith. But it didn't. Within no time at all, the ‚Äúshow‚ÄĚ faded away.
Now with the recent events of hurricane Katrina I suspect we will see a similar show of religious pretense. Why? Trials and difficulties of life do not create true religion, they only reveal the genuineness of our religion.
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