OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
I beleive that culture is used to justify sin and a certain beleif that is not biblical. I also beleive that culture has been elevated to a higher plain then it intended to be. Eccl12:13-14 " Then end of the matter all has been heard is this, fear God and keep his commandments. For this si required of every person, for God will bring every deed with every secret deed into judgement"
This sounds like a humankind mandate to me, Acts 17 Paul says" God is calling all men everywhere to repent" The question is to repent from what, from breaking his comands from sin, and who not just certain cultures but every man. Gods standard His is a requirement for every human being whether you are christian or not.
I am not attempting to call some one unsound, just wrong in this instance. I also beleive that this debates arise out of people not understanding just how powerful sin is.