The name of our Sunday class is “We Have Lost The Culture War, Are We Now Ready To Suffer”?
Peter challenges Christians who are in the minority in a godless society to continue doing good (2:12, 15), submit to authority (2:13), “honor all people”, “honor the king” (2:17). If we are persecuted because we hold a Biblical world view we are to follow Jesus example: “when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten” (2:23).
In 1 Peter 2:15 he says “this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men”.
Again, Peter tells us to keep doing good, but then he uses some really strong language to describe the philosophy of those who do not follow God: “the ignorance of foolish men”.
Do you agree with the way he describes the philosophies of godless culture?
Is he being unkind?
Why is this an accurate description?