“Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than we believed” (Romans 13:12).
Any possibility of “doing faith” correctly must include a sense of the Lord’s imminent return. It is the means by which we stave off being absorbed into this present culture. The impotence of the American church isn’t so much that it’s declining as it is reclining. It’s time to awaken.