Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Jan Markell: The Remnant Believer

Just What Is a Remnant Believer?
by Jan Markell

You have heard of the word "remnant." Some people are called "remnant believers." There are "remnant churches." Perhaps you know of some or attend one. I often say that I do "radio for the remnant."

The most frequent e-mail I get is from people who make up the “remnant”. But what is that? I write about this often and even do radio about it as I’m trying to understand the phenomenon. Here are a couple of e-mails.

"Jan, I feel the remnant is getting smaller every day as the time approaches for the Lord's return. The world seems to be getting darker and more evil. I know I am not alone as a member of the Body of Christ but at times it is easy to feel isolated. No one gets it and no one wants to."

“If I did not have access to you and a few others online, I would be so isolated! I try to talk to people about issues that are important, including end-times, and they look at me like I am an alien. A few of you help me celebrate my alien status. I feel like a lonely gold fish in a bowl. Prophecy is coming true right before our eyes. You and a few others are making a huge difference with all of us aliens in the world.”

Based on a lot of interactions, including people at my annual conference, I have concluded this about "the remnant."

1 comment:

Caver said...

Good article, and so true.

I'm very fortunate to have what I often describe as a 1st Century Church in that they focus on The Word, shun organizations like the SBC and rely on the Holy Spirit for leadership. There is no watered down teaching with an obsessive mission of winning souls. That mission includes the neighborhood, the country and the world.....and they do it, big time.

BUT, even there, there is a reluctance or inability to see the deception many of us on this blog see and recognize a mile away. Its a mystery to me.