See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
On Sunday, June 2, Bethlehem hosted a panel discussion: "Standing Firm in the Evil Day."
The idea for the panel came after Minnesota became the latest state to legalize so-called same-sex marriage, recognizing that many Christians are concerned about the implications of this decision and the wider cultural shift that it represents. Panelists discussed the legal, practical, cultural, and theological dimensions of living as faithful Christians in the current day.
- Sam Crabtree, Executive Minister (Moderator for Panel)
- Jason Meyer, Pastor for Preaching & Vision
- John Helmberger, Executive Officer of the Minnesota Family Council; Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage
- Joe Rigney, Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Worldview, Bethlehem College and Seminary