Yes it’s true. God loves the Bible-Hating, Young-Earth-Creationist-Bashing, director of the National Center for Science Education. And we should love her too.
While Eugenie Scott proclaims creationists as crazy fundamentalist and plots the death of intelligent design theories, we grow frustrated at the craftiness of her attacks. But God sits on His throne and smiles, knowing that He created her intelligence. He sees the lovely soul beneath her tough façade and He longs for her to accept Him.
God is in control of His universe. Eugenie Scott and her atheist counterparts can accomplish nothing unless it is allowed by Him. When she rails against our faith, I imagine God asks her as He did Saul who later became Paul. “…it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” Acts 9:5 KJV
But how can we love someone who hates us so vehemently? I remind myself “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood” Eph 6:12 KJV. It is our responsibility as Christians to pray for her soul and the soul of atheists around the world. The salvation of Eugenie Scott would do more to further the gospel than all the historical debates won over evolution.
If God can save Saul on the road to Damascus, He can give Eugenie Scott her own experience with him. She can know of His existence and His love for her.
Will you pray?
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9 KJV