When Being Good Isn’t Good Enough

Nov 1, 2020    Mike Osthimer    Hope In The Dark

What do you do when being good isn’t good enough? That's the question Peter deals with here in chapter 3. Peter you recall was writing a general epistle to the church at large at a time in the world when the church was suffering tremendous persecution for something it didn’t do. The church had become the “fall guy” for Caesar Nero who wanted to rebuild Rome and decided to light the city on fire and when the citizens of Rome rose up against him in revolt he blamed the fires on a small yet growing group of Christians in the city who were already under suspicion for their strange practices of worshipping without idols and practiced what they preached by loving and caring for one another when they met.