God’s plan for the Church is that His people would grow to resemble the Lord Jesus, and He has given gifts to the Church to move us toward unity and maturity. Alistair Begg explains that every believer in Christ has undergone a radical transformation from death to life. As the culture in which we live is increasingly marked by foolishness and godlessness, the Church should demonstrate behavior that attests to the faith we profess.
17Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
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