Trials in life come for three reasons: to manifest the life of Christ in us; to prepare us an external reward; and to commend us as ministers of the Gospel.
Our Lord's death isn't just a work of the members of the Trinity all working together but also as the person, the single living God, saving us.
This article originally appeared at http://docsandlin.com/2018/03/25/god-was-in-christ-reconciling/
The modern iteration of Two Kingdoms theology is an artificial and unbiblical distinction between sacred and secular. Christ is reconciling all things to himself, and at the end, will hold all men accountable for their works.
We should not be surprised at public censure of the gospel. The gospel message is a reminder to the unbelieving world that the way of sin is death.