John UK wrote: I must be about my Master's Business. Having just enough health and strength left to tell poor sinners that a Saviour has died, I am packing in readiness for a move in early October to the Mission Field. The Lord is with me, and I am very happy to be doing his will. I shall be preaching from my trusty pocket TBS New Testament (AV) and, thanks to gifts from two true friends I met here on SA, and because my voice is very weak, I shall be purchasing one of these portable pa systems
John UK All God's blessings upon your ministry. Tell us how you get on.
14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. 16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
Great Sermon! Unfortunately Dawkins (I wouldn't want to besmirch the offices of any real professors)is a product of the 60's "anything but truth" generation. What I mean is that if you can't touch it or experience it then it must be false. He is basically not as important as he thinks he is. Yes he has sold a lot of books but this is simply because too many in society today like a good bit of fiction. The faith has nothing to fear from him. The biggest threat to the world today is apathy and the rise of corruption in western Governments who think the end justifies the means. You are quite right in saying that he doesn't go after the obvious pagan or fundamentalist faiths. That is because it is easier to target the true faith which doesn't rely on material manifestations or idolatry. Instead the true faith is about the heart and soul within. Anyone like him who only see God through being able to touch a statue is to be pitied and prayed for that they will find the true path. Thanks for bringing the word to a greater audience.