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Cambria Baptist Church

Listen to the latest sermons from the pulpit of Cambria Baptist Church. Cambria Baptist is an independent Baptist Church in Hillsdale, Michigan which exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to declare God's glory to all people. We focus on expository preaching and faithfulness to the Bible. Dave Locke, Lead Pastor read less
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Biblical Answers to Modern Issues: Secularism (Romans 1:16-32)
08-01-2024
Biblical Answers to Modern Issues: Secularism (Romans 1:16-32)
It seems as though society has reached a tipping point into evil. Any thought to argue against the LGBTQ agenda cannot be tolerated. Cultural leaders cannot believe people are still arguing about it because that ship has sailed. The political sphere is as divisive as it has ever been. Young people are seen as completely out of place if they maintain their purity. The drug problem continues like a flash flood across our county. Violence, deceit, immorality, death, destruction, and hardship are all around us. The cultural and political leadership continues to drive the culture further away from God. Churches across the country echo Oprah more than God. In the middle of this onslaught, we often feel like Habakkuk. Habakkuk 1:13 – O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4 So the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; so justice goes forth perverted.We might ask how we arrived here and how people can think this way. To those of us raised with a Biblical worldview, the thinking that leads to this place in our society is completely foreign. We cannot comprehend how someone would think that they had been born into the wrong body. We cannot fathom how someone would think that killing babies is ok. We cannot believe that some would stand for crime.We must understand that our society’s religion is not Christianity. We like to believe that we are a Christian nation. We are not. We must come to accept this if we are to understand what is happening around us. Today’s religion can be summarized under the term secularismSecularism – The absence of any binding theistic authority or belief. It is an ideology (secularism) and a consequence (secularization). Religious indifference which leads to intolerance of religion. Scripture speaks to secularism and predicts its onslaught. In today’s passage, Paul presents for us the path of cultural destruction. And he demonstrates that this cultural destruction is the act of wrath by God upon a culture. However, this text is not given for hopelessness or despair. Rather, hope reigns, and the kingdom will advance.