Why We Are Small
(All quotations are from the NASB)
Many people avoid the Dawn Christadelphians because we are small. However we can expect the true faith to be just that.
In the first place, the Bible says the true church would be very small. In Luke 12.32 the church is called, “little flock.” Matthew 7. 13-14 proclaims, “Enter by the narrow gate, for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.” Luke 18.8 tells us “when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” The Greek of the text says “the faith”, showing the existence of the true church would be in doubt at the time of the end, in which time we live.
To see why this is, we need to realise that Truth, by its very nature, is eternal, while the opinions of men shift with the sands of time. Throughout time mankind as a whole has not sought Truth, but has sought the current fads of thinking. Thus Truth, in its entirety is at odds with all time and every culture, and is always in some degree politically incorrect.
To illustrate the point, as a hobby I study history. Every study ends comparing the ancient society studied with the 21st century American thinking, as if modern Americans know everything about Truth. Modern American thinking is not questioned in the study. It is assumed to be correct as it is the latest fad in American thinking. I would suggest that all cultures make this same mistake.
The Bible catches the essence of Truth and so finds itself out of harmony with society as a whole. That is why Jesus speaks of the “little flock” and the “narrow gate.”