The Bible is clear that the world as we know it is headed for chaos. Wars, economic upheaval and the persecution of believers for the sake of Jesus Christ are happening with greater frequency, and will culminate with the return of Jesus Christ who will rule righteously forever.
It is so tempting to pray that God would just snatch us away right now so we can avoid the coming trials. But as born-again believers we are taught to be light and salt to this dark world that needs the hope of Jesus Christ desperately.
But how do we live in this world but not become a part of this sinful world? How much do we engage secular culture and how do we set ourselves apart at the same time? Scott Alan Buss joins us for a spirited discussion on being in the world, but not of the world.
“We, in America, like the plaques, we just don’t like the Ten Commandments.” Scott Alan Buss
The First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Did you know one of the original drafts of the First Amendment used the word “denomination” rather than “religion”? How different things may have been today had they kept the idea of Christian denominations and not opening it up to a general protection of any and all religions.
On the topic of religious freedom and the Constitution…