Shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision, this past summer, to legalize same-sex marriage, Time Magazine wrote an article entitled, “Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country.” Many now believe that we live in a “Post-Christian Culture.”
If that is true, and I believe that it is to a certain degree, what does that mean for us as we seek to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 2015 and beyond? I believe it is true in the sense that the foundation upon which our society was built has shifted. When the United States was founded and up until recently, there was a general “spiritual foundation” in our country. There was an understanding of the general doctrines of Christianity – even if those doctrines weren’t accepted by faith.
However, we now live in a society where there is no longer even a basic understanding of the general doctrines of Christianity. I will go so far as to say that our society has moved from a basic understanding that there is only one God to now being a society that accepts many gods.
While we might find that strange, Paul found himself in a similar situation. The Jews had rejected him and his message of Jesus Christ crucified, buried, and risen again. Paul was sent to Gentiles. No account is quite so telling of the culture in which Paul lived as the account we find in Acts 17.
Message preached on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Click here for Pastor Campbell’s sermon notes.