Gary was interviewed by Jay Rudolph on the Plumb Line radio program.
God assures believers He will “abolish all rule and all authority and power” in opposition to His kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:24). While Satan rails against the church, God promises “the gates of Hades shall not overpower” it (Matthew 16:18). Jesus describes the church as a marching army, ready and able to move against the stationary gates of Hades. Satan and his minions are on the defensive as the church makes a frontal attack. The outcome is certain. The gates of Hades cannot stand against the power of God’s people. Once the territory of Satan and his forces are “swept clean,” Christians still must remain vigilant or the devil will take seven other spirits more evil than himself and again occupy the once secured territory (Luke 11:17-26).
The manifestation of evil today is real. The conflict is expressed by differing worldviews, energized by contrary principles. There is no neutral ground in the conflict between worldviews. Jesus says, “He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters” (Luke 11:23). There is no place for the Christian to hide, claiming the conflict does not concern or affect him. Every aspect of reality is interpreted from the perspective of man and his fallible word, or from that of God and His infallible word. If Christians attempt to be neutral (an impossibility) they allow man’s worldview (humanism) to prevail. The myth of neutrality must be eliminated from the Christian’s mind: “In the last analysis we shall have to choose between two theories of knowledge. According to one theory God is the final court of appeal; according to the other theory man is the final court of appeal.”
A new political order cannot resolve the battle, nor can reconciliation come by military strength and power (Zechariah 1:18-21; 4:6). Before man can be reconciled with his fellow-man, he first must be reconciled to God. In our battle with contrary worldviews we must never lose sight of the ethical conflict that creates differing opinions. The Christian does not fight the battle solely with intellectual weaponry; rather he wields the sword of the Spirit that is able to create life-changing effects within the rebellious sinner: “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:12-13).
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Gary was interviewed by Jay Rudolph on the Plumb Line radio program. Gary discussed several recent articles he wrote, as well as general worldview issues. Christians must understand that we are in a war of ideas and consequences, as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6.
 Van Til, Defense of the Faith, 58.