SIR - May I reply to the letter entitled â€œDark Forcesâ€ in the Gazette of January 11?
Of course, anyone is free to disagree or agree on this matter, but this was not my point, which is that there is a move to do away with the reality of God and as a result of this, mankind is suffering and will do so more and more.
In Old Testament days, the Israelites were warned by God of the terrible consequences of rejecting Him. Their sufferings were often severe!
I said something in my letter of â€œdark forces,â€ but behind the things which Mr Winkworth rightly says are both symptomatic and causal, are more fundamental symptoms and primary causes - namely, our departure from God.
A dislike of a literal belief in God is a present symptom, but unfounded, seeing that God Himself entered this world as a baby, in Jesus Christ, to be its Saviour from its sins.
Our condition both in the past and today, clearly shows the need of salvation which only God can provide, for â€œthere is none righteous, no not oneâ€ - Romans, chapter 3 verse 10.
Be it police, magistrates, drug users, Christians or whatever, we all need to realise that â€œwe shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ... every one of us shall give account of himself to Godâ€ - Romans chapter 14 verses 10, 12.
Finally, no man, even no Christian leader, however â€œgreatâ€ he might be, can actually â€œrebuild the moral fabric of our society.â€ The most and best that may be done or has been done, by any human being, is to obey the Word of God and trust Him for salvation and seek in His strength to live â€œsoberly, righteously and godly in this present world,â€ Titus chapter 2 verse 12.
Pastor, Town Mission,
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