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Bible Quotes

And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphenath-paneah. And he gave him in marriage Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On. So Joseph went out over the land of Egypt.
(Genesis 41:45) ESV 

Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman.
(Numbers 12:1) ESV 

You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
(Matthew 5:43-45) ESV 

To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.
(1 Corinthians 9:20) ESV 

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. ...
(1 Corinthians 12:12-30) ESV 

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
(2 Corinthians 6:14,15) ESV 

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
(Galatians 3:28) ESV 

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
(Colossians 3:11) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
--Mohandas Gandhi – Indian Leader 1869-1948

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
--Marcus Garvey – Jamaican Publisher 1887-1940

No people come into possession of a culture without having paid a heavy price for it.
--James A. Baldwin – American Author 1924-1987

This is the culture you're raising your kids in. Don't be surprised if it blows up in your face.
--Marilyn Manson – American Musician Born 1969

It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed "Wisdom." And then I know exactly what is going to follow: "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
--Ludwig Wittgenstein – Austrian Philosopher 1889-1951

Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.
--Thomas Carlyle – Scottish Philosopher 1795-1881

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
--Jawaharlal Nehru – Indian Leader 1889-1964

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
--Ray Bradbury – American Writer Born 19206

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Culture and the Bible

Taking the term “culture” in its broadest sense, culture is the sum total of human endeavor: language, arts, sciences, technology, customs, values, and assumptions. It is everything implied by the command in the Garden, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion” (Genesis 1:28). People, being made in the image of a Creator, are naturally creative-capable of populating the earth and building civilizations.

Of course, we never got a chance to see what civilization would look like without sin. No sooner do we finish the creation narrative in Genesis than we find the Fall. Adam and Eve believed the serpent’s lie instead of God’s word and disobeyed. First of all, humanity’s creative efforts are now thwarted by thorns, pains, and general vanity and groaning until Christ makes all things new (see Romans 8:18-25). But more than that, humanity’s creative capacities are bent. Every project threatens to become a miniature tower of Babel. Genesis shows that everything that was so right about Adam and Eve has to some extent gone wrong in fallen man: household relations (Sarah and Hagar), sexual relations (Jacob’s wives), civic undertakings (Nimrod, Babel), and the list goes on beyond Genesis.

So when Christians bring God’s Word to their culture, they are bringing it to a culture that is bent. Of course, even bent people do right things, if only for self-interest. And furthermore, God has graciously intervened by raising up believers who exercise their creativity in obedience (however imperfect) to God. Think of Judah’s righteous kings, and Daniel in Babylon. And God preserves us from utter anarchy through governments, however imperfect (see Romans 13:1-7).

But by and large, Christians bring God’s Word to people who are by nature sinners and who have been nurtured in a sin-bent culture. Blinded by sin and immersed in a host of cultural assumptions, unbelievers are doubly unable to recognize the problem in themselves and in the culture at large. They are like fish who can’t describe what it’s like to be wet: it’s something they just take for granted.

Christians must not take for granted what they learn from a bent culture. Underlying every culture is a set of values, beliefs, and basic assumptions. The “cultural conversation” begun millennia ago continues, as people ask questions, some old and some new. Armed with a Word from above, Christians identify those values, beliefs, and assumptions, and listen for the questions. And then give an answer.5


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Definition of Culture

1. a. The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.

b. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty.

c. These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture.

d. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.

2. Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.

3. a. Development of the intellect through training or education.

b. Enlightenment resulting from such training or education.

4. A high degree of taste and refinement formed by aesthetic and intellectual training.

5. Special training and development: voice culture for singers and actors.4     




References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary -
Balancing Biblical Truth with Cultural Relevance -
6.  Brainy Quote -


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