By Stoyan Zaimov
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Richard Land, the new president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, called on evangelicals on Friday to stand up and reclaim culture from a world “wracked by demonic activity,” and act like winners in Christ against the powers of the devil.
“We do not live in a neutral world. We live in a world that is wracked with demonic activity, and evil and malign satanic intent,” Land declared on Friday night at SES’s 20th annual Christian Apologetics conference. “We need to understand that. We are engaged in spiritual warfare. And once we become believers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we begin to march in the opposite direction of the devil.”
The session began with a video presentation honoring the life of evangelist Chuck Colson, a born-again Christian who started Prison Fellowship Ministry, reaching out to prisoners and advocating for their spiritual transformation.
Colson, who died in April 2012 at age 80, was referred to in the video as an inspirational figure for many Christian evangelicals.
Land, who is also the executive editor of The Christian Post, presented Colson’s daughter, Emily, with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Christian Apologetics in place of her father.