The mission of the disciples of Christ was to go into the world and teach by word and example ‘all things’ that Jesus had taught. Today, we live in a society that is embracing values that stand in stark opposition to the truth of scripture, and those values that conform to reality as Jesus instructed.
As a result, we face a challenge similar to that of our ancestors in the faith who lived 2,000 years ago. Through the power of God’s spirit we must understand the boundaries that we must respect. We must determine those ideas and actions that we must resist at all costs — what is ‘unclean’ according to the Word of God. We must know what is acceptable to God — what is ‘clean.’
And we must know what the scripture says, understand our modern situation and then exercise discernment and wisdom. There may be some compromises that might be made for a time that would not have negative long-term consequences. But as representative of the Father and Jesus Christ we must do what is right in God’s sight, and be willing to endure the trials that come when we hold fast to God’s boundaries. We must show others the difference between the unclean and the clean from God’s perspective.
So what are those boundaries that have been established in scripture? What have been the consistent guidelines for behaviour over the past 4 millennia for those who walk with God? Let the scriptures, and not human tradition, provide the answers to these questions.
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