What Separates Christians From the Rest of the World

Over at Canon Fodder, Michael J. Kruger reminds us of church history to help us navigate the sexual culture of this generation:

[One of the traits] that separated Christians from the pagan culture [was] their sexual ethic.  While it was not unusual for Roman citizens to have multiple sexual partners, homosexual encounters, and engagement with temple prostitutes, Christians stood out precisely because of their refusal to engage in these practices…

Needless to say, this has tremendous implications for Christians in the modern day.  We are reminded again that what we are experiencing in the present is not new–Christians battled an over-sexed culture as early as the first and second century!

But, it is also a reminder why Christians must not go along with the ever-changing sexual norms of our world.  To do so would not only be a violation of the clear teachings of Scripture, but it would rob us of one of our greatest witnessing opportunities.