Encountering evil on a massive scale, as one does if one studies Russian/Soviet history, had an odd influence on my Christian faith. In a way that I did not expect, it strengthened it. One of the major reasons is that atheism and Marxism, in all their various forms, do not supply intellectual or emotionally satisfying answers to such massive evils. Christianity and the Bible embrace raging against it (e.g., numerous Psalms–indeed Psalms is the book of the Bible with the most reference to enemies), realizing we are part of it ourselves, and also recognizing that their are powers and principalities at work that further it, which must be defeated. Most importantly, Christianity requires we look to the triune God for the ultimate answer and strength for defeating and redeeming it. May we be faithful in where we turn for addressing the major evils of the day.