How is the church suppose to react to the dialog about moral issues when the world bases its arguments primarily on emotion, not facts?
I love Acts 19. Paul spends two years in Ephesus ministering in one of the most pagan cities of his day. The Gospel is being heard. People's lives are changing, and this sets the scene for a riot rooted in greed, lies, and defensiveness. How was Paul and his teammates suppose to effectively dialog when the majority have no intellectual integrity, reverting to name calling, emotionalism, and lies.
I don't want to give it all away, but this message may be one of the most relevant I've preached in the recent few weeks. I hope you will hear the connection between Paul's context and our experience, today. If you like this, please share it with others. And let me know what you think.
May God bless you and his church as we stand for Truth in our world of chaos and confusion. - Kirk McCormick
“The Crowd Goes Wild”
** I want to speak with you today about Ochlocracy…
…you may know it better as Mob Rule.
Point: The problem with the Mob is that it is usually empowered by emotion, not fact…
…to the point that many in the mob do not even know why they are there.
…such was the situation in Ephesus…
Acts 19:32b - “Most of the people did not even know why they were there.”
General Tactics of Satan to Confuse…
Revelation 12:9 - “So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil