Jerusalem and Athens
“What hath Jerusalem to do with Athens?” asks R.C. Sproul Jr. in his article from the September issue of Tabletalk. “Much in every way” he insists. He points to the negative and to the positive, saying that both cities are filled with sinners, but that both are ruled by the same Lord. However, “That Jesus is Lord of Athens does not mean that all is well with Athens. We cannot safely assume the city to be safe because our Lord rules over it. Instead, remembering the antithesis, the biblical truth that the seed of the woman and the seed of the Serpent will war against one another until the kingdom comes in its fullness, the reign of Jesus over Athens means Athens is in trouble. The city belongs to Jesus, and yet it rebels against Him. His lordship is less an imprimatur over the city and more a Sword of Damocles, a constant threat of judgment.”
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