The early church had plenty of dangers from persecuting forces. Yet another influence would prove more insidious: false teachers and their false doctrines. We do well to understand the New Testament warnings about false teachers.
Worldviews: everybody has one. If we wish to serve the Lord and obtain the resurrection, we must develop a Biblical worldview.
We live in interesting times. We may have been born and raised here, or have made this our adopted country, but we still do not exactly feel at home. Should we try to take back the country? Or should we recognize that we never really truly fit in–nor should fit in–but should live as sojourners and exiles in the land?
A lot of people think they have left stories behind them. Yet we all understand who we are and what we are about through stories. Is our story that of the people of God?
What happens when a culture denies God as their Creator and do not believe man is made in His image? Among other things, they end up making a god out of sex.
What happens when a culture does not honor God as the Creator and does not think man is made in His image? People are given over to their lusts. And so it is today.
Modern secular culture believes we are defined by our sexual predilections. Is that true? What does God have to say?