Responses to the Resurrection
April 04, 2021 | Levi Gause, Pastor
Passage: Acts 17:30-34
A lot of Americans shrug off the idea of God’s judgment, like a delinquent taxpayer shrugs off the IRS. I suppose they would agree that someday there will be a day of reckoning, but that seems far, far away. So, they ignore it and go on about their lives.
These same folks would probably view Easter as an innocuous (a harmless) spring holiday. If you said the word “Easter” and asked them to tell you what words popped into their mind in association with it, you might hear things like resurrection, Sunrise Service, hope, springtime, flowers, Easter lilies, new clothes, Easter egg hunts, Easter bunnies, dinner with family and friends. It would never occur to them to connect Easter Sunday and God’s judgment on their sin. Easter has such a positive, upbeat connotation. Judgment has such a negative, unpleasant connotation. They don’t seem to go together.