We are continuing a series of questions from a Christian teenager about whether God created evil. You can read previous questions here and here. Our desire is to help parents and teens talk about serious questions young people have about God, the Bible and Christianity.
FaithandSelfDefense recently started this new apologetics series. We have asked Christian teens from several locations to ask us tough questions that reflect what many Christian teenagers are asking today. An estimated 60% to 80% of teens are walking away from their churches and youth groups … Continue reading Tough Questions From Christian Teens – Did God Create Evil? (Part 2)
As we mentioned in our first Tough Question, FaithandSelfDefense planned to start a new apologetics series in August to coincide with the start of a new school year. However, we decided to start the series early because parents and teens are spending a lot of … Continue reading Tough Questions From Christian Teens – Did God Create Evil? (Part One)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
What happens if unbelievers win more elections than believers do? What happens if more liberals are added to the Supreme Court? What happens if Christians become the minority in our country? What happens if churches lose their tax-exempt status? What happens if Christians lose their freedom to worship publicly in the U.S.? What happens if Christianity becomes illegal and the government closes all church buildings? What happens if the Church in the United States suffers severe persecution and loses millions of members? What will God do then?
I’m sure we all would love to keep the freedoms we have in our nation. Those of us who are older remember fondly the years when Christianity was a dominant force in society, but Christians could sense change was coming as far back as the late 1940s. As an atheist active in opposing Christianity in the 1960s and early 70s, I was part of that change (I am saddened to say) and it’s never been the same since.
Whatever you choose to call it – secularism, humanism, naturalism, materialism – our country is becoming less Christian every year. Unless something happens to change the course we’re on, Christians will be a small minority within one to two generations and possibly have little to no voice in what becomes of our country.
Before we fret too much, however, I think it’s important that we look at things from God’s perspective remembering that “as the heavens are higher than the earth,” so are His ways higher than our ways, and His thoughts higher than our thoughts. Maybe a quick reminder of history will help.