Over the past 10 years, I have worked in high-tech companies, where people are mostly secular or atheists.
They believe that
- As society becomes more technologically advanced, it becomes less religious.
- As economies developed and people got more educated, religion would thin out and the idea of God, truth, and miracles would die out.
In reality, that's not what's happening. Rather, robust faith in God has grown stronger worldwide. It has gotten stronger in the USA. Secular thought has also increased, so we have a more polarized society now.
However, the Pew Research Center's study about religious life in the USA shows that evangelical Pentecostals are now the largest single category, bigger than mainline Protestants, bigger than Catholics. Moreover, the share of protestants who use the terms "born-again" and "evangelical" remains higher than a decade ago.
Meanwhile, in the rest of the world, Africa has grown from 9% to 55% Christian in the last hundred years. Korea went from about 1% to 40% Christian in the hundred years while Korea is getting more technologically advanced. The same thing has basically happened in China. There are more Christians in China now than there are in the USA, and this has happened even as science has advanced.
Society is becoming more religious at a faster rate than the population is increasing.
Hence, the old idea that somehow religion will go away, no, it won't. It's going to be here, so the only way we're going to get along is to empathize with one another. If you do not believe in God, you should try to understand why anyone does, otherwise, we will not be able to live in a pluralistic society.
For people trying to understand why I'm a Christian and believe in God, I offer many intellectual and faith-based reasons. I recommend reading the Bible, as it is the only infallible, inspired, authoritative Word of God.
It is not easy for secular or atheist people to read and understand the Bible. In many cases, I have received feedback that sometimes it's extremely difficult to understand what they read. I then attempt to explain, but it is no longer efficient.
Of course, you may think I am not an effective evangelist. Maybe you are right, however, with my experience in startups, I am confident that this problem can be resolved using technology. BibleLines will help not-Christians also understand the word of God and become followers of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As Jesus said in Matthew 13:23, the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and UNDERSTANDS it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.