This week’s savage attack on Christians in Sri Lanka is a sobering reminder of Satanic brutality in our world.
That hatred has always been present–since the serpent deceived in Adam and Eve millenniums ago.
But, with nearly eight billion people alive today, 2.5 billion identifying as Christians, the global amplification of the media, and Christ’s return possibly on the horizon, persecution appears to be increasing.
Will it get worse? Is revival coming? Or both?
What should we do when we see the face of Satan rising?
There are many events that impacted history over the past four thousand years. (Creation scientists calculate 4128 B.C. for the earth’s birthday.)
Some of those events were disastrous. Others changed the world for good in varying degrees.
One could easily make the argument that Good Friday–when Jesus died for the sins of the world–stands out as the greatest event of all time.
But I still believe the resurrection tops the list.
The English language contains many words to describe lack of faith in God.
Atheism seems to be the root term–though it appears harsh to some people. Secularism is similar, and simply means “worldly.” Then there is humanism which sounds cool but begins and ends with human beings (no God).
Then there are the sensual terms like hedonism and narcissism, and also political expressions such as fascism, Nazism and communism.
The most popular word in contemporary culture is progressivism–which really means “moving beyond biblical beliefs” (to them, that’s “progress”).
Progressives want to create a post-Christian world.
Progressivism is not progress, and has one fatal flaw.