Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. (Acts 17:22-23)
The Apostle Paul is very bold in his declaration to the men of Athens. In the past God overlooked the religious ignorance of men - but no longer. At one time offering worship to a false or unknown deity went largely unchallenged by the one true and living God of heaven. Where once he worked primarily in and through one covenant nation; now He commands ALL men EVERYWHERE to repent! Now the mystery of the ages is being revealed! Now the day of judgement is declared appointed and proven
Fast forward 2000 years.
What about our day? What about the modern men of Athens, or New York City, or Winnipeg?
Has the message changed? Have men evolved beyond superstitious notions like sin and repentance? Has the mystery of the ages been re-hidden? Has the commanded way of salvation been modified, revoked, or expanded in any way?
I hope you will join me this Sunday as we examine this message that has been handed down to us. The good news! This same gospel that we have received; we are now boldly commissioned to proclaim.