Accommodating people

Right up until our present day, such courage and boldness have characterized many generations of believers, in many parts of the world.Or maybe you want to build up credit for accommodating that you might use later.(This technique can backfire if you end up with a reputation for not standing your ground.There can be no doubt that those approaches play well to an age group that grew up with television and action movies. I certainly do not advocate the “Amish approach” to technology! Would he have instead looked for the good to affirm in his society? He went further to describe that generation as wicked and corrupt. Some would argue that his methods reflected his culture, and that Jesus’ methods did as well. I wonder what Peter would say about our generation, which is far more corrupt morally than was his. We must decide how to deal with the culture around us. Ezekiel was warned by God that his generation was stubborn and obstinate, and that if he did not tell them the truth, God would require their blood at his hand (see Ezekiel ). The generations addressed by both Peter and Ezekiel faced imminent destruction, and both men kept their charge.Having said that, I do not think that performance constitutes worship or inspires commitment_two issues that I care a lot about. Both men told the truth and confronted the realities around them.Have postmodern viruses so infected the Church that we are simply afraid to tell the truth, or can we tell the truth in a different voice?I am personally convinced that we are at a crisis point.The book of Acts tells us that the Holy Spirit fell upon 120 believers who were gathered in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost.Jesus had ascended a few days earlier and commanded His disciples to go to the Upper Room and wait until the “Promise of the Father” came to them in power. They immediately began to speak in other languages and were soon preaching to a gathered, curious multitude.It is an era of non-absolutes and non-confrontational approaches toward diversity.Postmodernists seem to promote a pragmatic multiculturalism.


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