What if Satan took control?

Posted: March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I was thinking about how the gospel affects a “good” city. Do we even need churches if things seem to be pretty nice already. Then I remembered the opening lines in Michael Horton’s book Christless Christianity

“What would things look like if Satan really took control of a city? Over half a century ago, Presbyterian minister Donald Grey Barnhouse offered his own scenario in his weekly sermon that was also broadcast nationwide on CBS radio. Barnhouse speculated that if Satan took over Philadelphia (the city where Barnhouse pastored), all of the bars would be closed, pornography banished, and pristine streets would be filled with tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other  There would be no swearing. The children would say, “Yes, sir” and “No ma’am,” and the churches would be full every Sunday…where Christ is not preached.”

May our churches be filled with Christ. 

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