Patrick, Thanks for your comments and for the exegetical clarification! My statement regarding the culture always being wrong regarding the things of God is meant to be understood in the light of the point you made: every culture , finally, has it’s own pretensions of salvation. Yes, after listening to it again, I can see how it came off as overstated. Isn’t preaching fun!
Thanks for your gracious reply about my minor point.
Yes indeed… preaching, writing and everyday communication is “fun”… I embarrass myself frequently. When I hear how the popular theology of glory vernacular creeps into my stuff, I frequently pray “God have mercy”.