In Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Francis Schaeffer found five attributes marked Rome at its end: a growing love of show and luxury, a widening gap between the very rich and very poor, an obsession with sex, freakishness in the arts masquerading as originality and enthusiasms pretending to be creativity, and an increased desire to live off the state. That sounds terribly familiar, doesn't it? Welcome to the new Rome!
So how can a Christian live Christianly in such a "Romanized" society? In this lesson we'll look at crucial advice Peter has to offer. And we'll start building a list of "things to do" while living in Rome. Join us. It's going to be a great day!
The Big Idea: Live such a good life that people know where to turn when Rome burns.
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