What would things look like if Satan really took control of a city?
Over half a century ago, Presbyterian minister Donald Grey Barnhouse offered his own scenario in his weekly sermon that was also broadcast nationwide on CBS radio.
Barnhouse speculated that if Satan took over Philadelphia (the city where Barnhouse pastored), all of the bars would be closed, pornography banished, and pristine streets would be filled with tidy pedestrians who smiled at eachother. There would be no swearing. The children would say, â€œYes, sirâ€ and â€œNo maâ€™am,â€ and the churches would be full every Sundayâ€¦where Christ is not preached.
– Michael Horton, Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church