DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Do you think the world is getting more hostile toward people who believe in God and Jesus? I see so many movements and people today that seem to be opposed to God. I even wonder if the Christian faith is going to survive. — C.N.
DEAR C.N.: You don’t need to worry about whether the Christian faith is going to survive, because God has promised that it will, and he cannot lie.
Is the world becoming more hostile toward Christ? At times it seems like it is; compared with a generation or so ago, our world is certainly more secular. And admittedly, some people today are trying to take God out of our public life and are aggressively hostile toward those who have faith. I’m reminded of the Bible’s prediction that some day our world will be populated by “hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:2).