If the devil were wise enough and would stand by in silence and let the Gospel be preached, he would suffer less harm. For when there is no battle for the Gospel it rusts and it finds no cause and no occasion to show its vigor and power. Therefore, nothing better can befall the Gospel than that the world should fight it with force and cunning.
It’s the boiling frog effect.
You see it happen in politics a lot. People fall asleep and don’t care and then the other side starts doing their thing. Next election or two they get all riled up and out to vote they go.
When the Gospel got strong in the fifties people were happy and blessed. World War II was over and they were coming out of the depression. Things were getting good. Then complacency stepped in as soon as the sixties started. The devil knew that the foothold of wealth was starting and if done slow enough, people would allow their faith to slip. Pretty soon they don’t want to rock the boat on the no God in school issue. After that abortion comes along and gets sold in the court, because it’s better to be killed in the womb rather than possibly end up in an orphanage.
We’re getting to the point now in this country that anyone who even recognizes any God should be commended.
That’s not what the Word of God says, and true faith isn’t determined by a vote of democracy. God created us, the universe, everything. That includes right and wrong. He decides that, not popular vote.
If people seek the truth, they will find the Truth.
John 14:6 – 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.