Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
Belief IN precedes benefits FROM.
You cannot have B, until you do A
• What we DO
Noah was asked to build a boat BEFORE it had ever rained. (See Gen. 6:12-14, 22)
• Where we GO
Abraham was asked to leave His country BEFORE God revealed where to go next. (See Gen. 12:1, 4)
• What we GIVE
God asks believers to give faithfully BEFORE expecting a response from Him. (See Mal. 3:8-10)
• Who we TRUST
Jesus asks us to believe in Him BEFORE being rewarded for doing so by Him.