'Demonic' forces at work indeed

'Demonic' forces at work indeed

'Demonic' forces at work indeed

A Christian apologist agrees with a secular author who says America's troubles are the result of a spiritual problem.

In his article subtitled "The Demonic in Contemporary Culture," published by The American Mind, author Richard Pope notes the depths to which America has slid – with pro-abortion activists taking the stance that "it's a birthing person's choice' even at full-term" and teachers instructing kindergartners about explicit sex and taking them to drag queen story hours. He says the only word he can find to describe it is "demonic."

Biblical apologist Dr. Alex McFarland says Pope has nailed it.

"Not since I read C.S. Lewis' 'The Great Divorce' and 'Screwtape Letters' have I read someone who I believe so accurately really does understand the activity of Satan and demons and those who become possessed by demonic forces," McFarland tells AFN.

Pope begins his article by admitting, "I am not religious," but he says logic tells him there is no natural explanation for a nation plunging off a moral cliff like America has, and that has forced him to look beyond.

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"It attempts to understand a lot of the evil and the violence and the killings and just the general bent of our culture in terms not of psychology or economics, but in terms of spiritual warfare," McFarland says about the piece.

But the article comes up short on solutions for pulling the country out of the muck. That, says McFarland, will take a religious person – specifically, a Christian with a biblical worldview.

"What we're witnessing represents a spiritual battle," the apologist asserts. "It must be fought and won with biblically-informed spiritual tools.

With that in mind, he submits that it is time for Christians to stop wringing their hands, get off the sidelines, and get in the game.

"This is where the Church of Jesus Christ has an eminent opportunity to show its relevancy," McFarland concludes.