If Satan Ruled Your City…

Is there a big difference between gospel-centered and conservative moralistic churches?   Michael Horton, in his book Christless Christianity, presents this picture:

“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 was not preached.”

One thought on “If Satan Ruled Your City…

  1. Well, if this is referring to life that is telling something to others under the misunderstanding that they can cause something to occur that is not continuable doing and saying, then that is able to be united with what is caused to be understood to life that will know about evil completely.

    Evil is life that is misunderstanding its interest (what it sees around them that will be their perpetual activity life when set to love) focused on telling something to God or to other life that was first received to their nervous systems from the versions of their activity that they are nervous about.

    Satan taking over an area is life understanding about themselves and what to do from the pieces and parts of information that is able to be received through connection and not unity to a TV set.

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