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Caring for a culture that rejects the gospel

February 10, 2022 - Jim Denison, PhD

How can Christians reach people who reject God’s word? If America is post-Christian, or even anti-Christian, how might Christians persuade others that God’s best is best for them? Dr. Jim Denison answers this question by looking at a notable event from the life of Paul as recounted in Acts 17:22–23: “So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: ‘Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription: “To the unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.'”

Paul’s speech and actions provide an example for Christians on how just one person (by God’s grace and with God’s help) can change the world by speaking the truth in love to those who don’t know about God or have a relationship with him. In other words, Paul shows us how to tell others that their “unknown god” is truly the God who knows us already.

0:00 Paul in Athens
4:36 “You are very religious”
7:09 “To the unknown god”
8:20 What can we learn?

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