We recognise that when we read the Bible, there are descriptions of groups of believers, letters to churches all over the then known world, and all sorts of other information from which we can learn about how to live out our lives as Christians together. We also understand that we are people of a particular generation – whether they like it or not, many of the things people think believers should do come not from their Bibles, but from their culture.
This section deals with some of the things we do, and why we do them. The trick is this – to recognise which of the things that we do come from culture, and which come from the Bible. When we do that, we can be gracious towards those who do things differently.