Take a look at the world today: Ukraine is being divided by violent protests, Russia is mobilizing its military, Venezuela is suffering from massive anti-government uprisings and Iran is accelerating towards becoming a nuclear power. Just a few decades ago, events like this would have sounded alarm bells throughout the United States. Today, a majority of Americans are simply not interested in these problems.
Mark introduces his Gospel account with these words: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” Christ was the Son of God. He had a family relationship with God the Father. And He came in the flesh to declare the Father (John 1:18). Why? The answer is astounding.