“Biblical culture supersedes societal culture. Culture cannot be used as an excuse to disregard scriptural passages.”
– Stephen Allard
What is Culture?
Culture is complex. It is no wonder for such a topic there have been a myriad of definitions and explanations. Dutch anthropologist Dr. Geert Hofstede explains culture as “the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one category from another.”
Andrew Kirk rightly argues, “If we ignore the influence of culture we run the risk of seriously misreading situations.” 
We can and should compare cultural elements to essential, unalterable principles of Scripture, and come to conclusions about what to accept and what not to accept from a given culture. Culture does not dictate biblical…
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