The unspoken myth surrounding atheism is they are honest seekers of God who just can't find Him. And the starting place of divine revelation is this is untrue. It is untrue even if atheists think it is true.
The first thing to say about all of these verses is they are a description of all people without Christ. This is not the Bibles picture of a handful of really bad people - child molesters, Nazi war criminals, mafia drug lords, etc. These verses describe the common moral stance of our fallen world.
Four questions seem unavoidable tonight. First, are those outside of Christ really enemies of God? Second, if so, do they know they are God's enemies? Third, how does this latent enmity manifest itself? And fourth, what can be done about this problem in view of the church's call to reach the lost?
Rev. Don Horban - October 23, 2016
Rev Don Horban - October 09, 2016