The Bible doesn’t hesitate to classify people: there are the wicked and the righteous, the foolish and the wise, covenant-keepers and covenant-breakers, the living and the dead, those with and without the Son, etc. Contrary to this, our culture has told us that such classifications are false and inappropriate to express; they are not politically correct, and they certainly are not loving. In fact, to see humanity in this antithetical way is downright hateful. We must treat all men the same (we are told), without distinction or discrimination. Nevertheless, the truth is that the wicked, foolish, covenant-breakers among us are dead in their trespasses and sins and will perish forever without the gospel of Jesus Christ. The truth is painful, but that pain points to the needed remedy. Dulling the pain, ignoring the pain, pretending the pain doesn’t exist, will not lead to a remedy for the pain. Jesus Christ addresses and resolves the problems of sin, foolishness and covenant-breaking head-on; He came to save sinners. For we are “not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed…” ―Romans 1:16-17