Today in America it seems that we have a church around every corner; Christianity is not at all a minority group. We have Christian books, Christian music, Christian conventions, and more. It is not in such a context that Paul writes, “I am not ashamed of the gospel;” it is rather in a day when Christians were the persecuted minority, and when Christianity and its message was a complete laughingstock and not given any credence. Knowing this should humble any Christian in the West (where Christians are not persecuted) the next time we are ashamed of Jesus and his message.
“I Am Not Ashamed of The Gospel” in Historical Context via Instapaper