November 8, 2004
When Christians face idolatry in our culture, we often feel contrasting impulses either to run away or to condemn false religion. Alistair Begg considers another way: when the Apostle Paul witnessed idolatry in Athens, he chose to reason with others in the public marketplace of ideas. Like the Athenians, our neighbors may still be confused by our bizarre beliefs. If we are transformed by Scripture to declare the Gospel with rationality, though, we can engage our cultures for Christ’s sake.
16Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.