A must-read by Steve McAlpine on the “Stage Two” exile of the Church. If you are wondering what is going on with the church and culture (the world) and where we are heading, you need to take the time to read the entire article. I think he’s probably spot on. Here’s an excerpt:
Second Stage exiles do not place their hope in a city here, be it Athens or Babylon, but seek a city that is to come (Hebrews 13). Second Stage Exiles do not need the approval of the culture, neither do they need to provoke the culture in order to feel good about themselves. No, true exiles can live out their time in exile with confidence, love and hope because they trust in him “who is able to keep [them] from stumbling and to present [them] before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy.” (Jude 1:24).
Read the full article here.