The Christian Life in Cultural Revolution

Persistent Faithfulness


The lines between genders and sexual orientation continue to blur. What should the church do in a world that glorifies sex and rejects traditional morality? Mark Mellinger interviews Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on the potential impact of the sexual revolution on the church. Al talks about how the revolution came to pass, its implications, and how the church should respond in the midst of opposition. 



Over the past generation, the moral standards in this country have flipped flopped. Sexual expression is welcomed and even encouraged. Al said the current morality came as a reaction to modernity, but we’ve never before seen a moral shift as drastic as the one brought on by the sexual revolution. 

In what ways do you see a reversal of morality in our present culture? What is your response to this reversal? Why?
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Al pointed out that, in today’s society, we can’t say anything in opposition to sexual expression without being ridiculed. Why do you think sexuality is such a hot-button issue today? How have you witnessed the topic of sexuality as untouchable?
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Al gave examples of how sexuality permeates culture (taxes, daycares, children's books). How do you see sexuality impacting every part of culture? What additional examples can you think of?
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The church is the great counterculture. We stand for truth, purity, and love in the name of Christ, which goes against a corrupt world. When have you seen the church as countercultural? What does it mean for you to be countercultural in your own life?
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Al advised Christians to remain faithful to God and not adopt a false hope in human institutions. What might it look like to remain faithful to God in a world that’s against Christ? How have you seen the church stand against false hope?
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How could you exercise faithfulness to God this week? In what ways could you be countercultural and stand for truth in your school, workplace, or city?
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Our faithfulness to God does not depend on the cultural climate. In hostility and in peace, dedicate yourself to God—to His truth, His Word, and His church. Speak the truth in love this week. Be the countercultural church. Stand for Christ in all circumstances.  


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