5. The laws our government enacts and the decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court impact the culture of our nation.
Not always, but often, a change in the law results in a change in culture. When the Supreme Court approves topless bars, the nation becomes more accepting of topless bars. After all, as they become more common, and we drive past so many, we become desensitized.
6. The Bible does not call on the church to change the culture of unbelievers. In fact, it seems to say the exact opposite.
Consider this very familiar passage —
(Rom 1:28-32 ESV) And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
This section of Rom goes back at least to v. 18, but this should be enough of Paul’s argument to make the point. Continue reading