Monday, November 18, 2013

Reforming Society

The Roman Empire was utterly corrupted in government and society, yet Christ never addressed that fact. His only mention of Caesar was in response to the question of paying taxes: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's" (Mat:22:21). Nor did Christ ever address the evil of the local ruler, Herod. He rebuked the religious leaders for corruption and heresies and gave the gospel to sinners, ­but never suggested reforming society. Nor did the apostles lead the early church in social action. They devoted themselves to the gospel. -Dave Hunt