Recently my wife and I went to a small group meeting at a church we have been visiting. I shared earlier that in the country from which I recently returned, the people said that they were unable to apply the Scripture because the culture oppressed Christianity. I heard essentially the same objection in so many words at that recent small group meeting. It validates my sense that regardless of where we live, what pressures our culture brings to bear on our faith, we will be likely to use that cultural reality to justify our disobedience.
As a counterpoint to that look at these passages:
- 1 Corinthians 15:12 – 28
- Romans 6:2 – 11
What validates that certainty? Not a coronation. Not the installation of a leader. Not an election result. Not the swearing of an oath of office.
That event has radical implications for us a believers. We will examine some of those implications