There are an estimated 4,200 religions in the world. Many believe religion is the source of more conflict than any other element of society. Religionists have persecuted and killed millions of human beings using religion as both motivation and justification for their actions. However, religion will never die. It exists, because there is an emptiness in men's souls that cries out for meaning in life. There is frustration within the human condition that can only find hope in someone or something outside of itself. Some have described religion as man's effort to search for and find God. It has failed. Why? The failure is due to man forming a god of his own imagination, rather than submitting to his Creator.
There is a true and living God. He transcends the world He created. He is distinct from it, but He is intimately involved with it. He cannot be found through the notions and conceptions of men, because they form their gods to their own liking. The true God has made Himself known through various revelations including prophesies found in the Ancient Scriptures. Those revelations have verified themselves in timely fulfillment of the promises made. Of greatest significance is the promise of one who would come to offer redemption to the world and hope for time and eternity for every individual. Each person must come to know The Promised One.
E. Allen Griffith is the Executive Director of Biblical Family Ministries Inc., which he founded in 1993. Previously he served as pastor of the Bible Baptist Church of West Chester, Pennsylvania for 26 years. Dr. Griffith has produced a variety of books and CDs on the family, Christian life and other topics. He speaks regularly at Family Life Conferences and carries on a counseling ministry. He and his wife Patricia live in Lebanon, PA. They have 5 children, 18 grandchildren and a growing number of great grandchildren.