Paul W. Swets | January 22, 2022

Excerpt from The Coming Glory: Hope Now for Life After Death

When the Apostle Paul was preparing for his departure from this life, he said “I have kept the faith.” Seriously?

Consider this: How much faith, if any, would you have under these circumstances?

  • Imprisoned without just cause

  • Beaten and left for dead

  • Shipwrecked and floundering in a raging sea

  • Rejected by your own people

  • Painful physical ailment that much prayer does not remove.

Yet Paul endured all this and said, "I have kept the faith."

To keep the faith means to commit, to persevere, to maintain faith in Jesus even when the fight is hard and the failures many. Why? Simply because of what God did.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son,

that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16