By Don Gentry
We are living in an increasingly culturally decadent society. It is difficult as a pastor, a messenger of God’s truth, to point people to God’s declared Holy Word and not receive all kinds of rebuttal as to why the scripture is archaic and out of date within the church circles, let alone the world.
Our culture is not that far removed from the Corinthian church. According to 1 Corinthians 6:12, the church people were saying “they had the right to do anything they wanted,” but Paul had a different message of tolerance for them. Note that Paul was talking to church people not the world.
Paul was a modern day Haggai to his culture. Haggai’s people repented, many of the Corinthians appeared to repent as well. Look at what the Corinthians were struggling with in their culture. Look at how their temple was being violated.