Christ is gradually applying the tangible implications of his victory here on earth. And he is doing so through his Church, not despite it.
The final stage in the progression of sin is a society’s collective approval of the sinner and his perversion. However, do not be naive. Neutrality is a myth. If a society chooses to approve of sin, in order to be consistent, this society will eventually choose to condemn righteousness and all those who stand for righteousness. (Romans 1:32).
Some Christians will die in virtuous hope, while others will experience serious doubts as they breathe their last breaths. So what happens to these doubting Christians?
Capital punishment can never restore the person who was murdered, or the family that lost their loved one. Watch the full sermon here: https://youtu.be/GtqZSvdGbYg
Apart from God’s “saving grace” (found only in Christ), all people have embraced their own rebellion by casting off the righteous rule of God and his Law. Therefore, on one level, Romans 1:24-32 applies to each and every individual who has been born. However, on another level, Romans 1:24-32 also applies to collective societies and cultures down through human history. …
When a Christian leader falls, many others fall with him. Satan cannot cause Christ to fall, but Satan can cause men who represent Christ to fall.