stanleydevries posted a comment · Nov 16, 2017
One question that should be asked is "where is the Church?" (I challenge myself with this question). I agree with Ann Graham Lotz's observation that we are observing a clearer distinction between good and evil ("whatever" doesn't apply anymore for eat/drink/be merry Americans). I am not criticizing any Bible-based activity of faithfully meeting, worshiping and praying, but the communities must be engaged. I am also not implying that more outreach will completely prevent this spectrum of atheist responses - but this clear contrast in how the Church and atheists respond to atrocities should encourage the Church to actively love the atheists...
erasmus posted a comment · Nov 13, 2017
Wow thanks, Dr. Brown. Stirring stuff. The more I read and study God's word and the way of the world around us, the more I wonder if the ultimate reason for such anti-Christian attitudes is your fourth reason given, that is, as John put it, that the world has a natural tendency to hide in their darkness and so avoid their deeds being exposed by the light. That is, they hide behind smoke screens and ostensible reasons for being anti-Christian, such as politics and ideology, but deep down inside this is a front to conceal the sinful nature that simply wants to remain in its darkness.
yeshuais4me posted a comment · Nov 12, 2017
John 14 tells us that when He leaves, the Messiah, the ruler (The Evil One) of this world will come. The are many places in God's Word where we are told the Evil One is present, the most direct words are from I John 5:19 which tells us "We are from God but the world is under the power of the Evil One".