I know many of you read the works of Anglican bishop and theologian N.T. Wright. Recently, I was reading a transcript of a conference talk he gave and was stopped by this:
“Throughout the early church, the world as a whole in its easy-going immorality was called to account again and again by the fact that Christians were living as new creation people, faithful in marriage and celibate outside. They didn’t even know such a thing was possible. Most people today in our world don’t think that is possible. That’s one of the things that early Christians did that made people say, ‘That’s a new creation, a new way of being human.’”
Simple obedience is its own witness—and more powerful than we often think.