September 1, 2016 Resources: God Gave Them Over; Paying the Price; Civic Duty
by Jonathan Hamilton
Romans 1 reveals a three-stage downward-spiraling process in which God gives unregenerate man over to some new low. The third and worst state is the giving over to a depraved mind. Their very thinking capabilities have been corrupted. This giving over is past tense. It has already happened. Man has long since arrived at this worst state. This article makes some good connections between that theological truth and how it is being animated in living color before our eyes.
Are we preparing ourselves, our churches, and our families to pay the high cost required of following Jesus? A day of reckoning is coming sooner than we’d like to think.
Dr. Kevin Bauder, my Systematic Theology professor at Central Seminary and a dear friend, has put together a brief two-part video series on civic duty and voting that is excellent. Thanks to Fourth Baptist Church of Plymouth, MN for hosting this discussion and for sharing it online. | Part 1 | Part 2 |