How To live In A Pagan World

March 10, 2019
Pastor Jack Ward

What is a pagan? Paganism is a term first used in the fourth century by early Christians for people in the Roman Empire who practiced polytheism. Paganism has been broadly defined as anyone involved in any religious act, practice, or ceremony which is not Christian. Judah had been conquered by the Babylonians and were going to be marched from the homeland into Babylon and live with them. They were going to endure 70 years of captivity. Daniel lived among the Babylonians all his adult life. They were a pagan people. Remember Shadrach, Meshack and Abendao? They were thrown into the firey furnace for not worshipping a pagan idol. Judah was under the judgment of God. And God gave them instructions on how to live in this pagan world and be successful, be blessed and keep your identity and ideolgy. I know today we wonder how can we survive in this world. Remember the Hebrew people survived and even thrived under Egyptian slavery for over 400 years and kept their faith and their ideology. Our world today would be classified a pagan. Christian viewpoints and beliefs are no longer welcome in the public square. Christian ethics are no longer welcome in our laws. Christian followers are not longer welcome in the worldview of ideas. How can we survive in this paganized society we find ourselves in today?

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