Could the Kingdom of God be regarded as a culture? Or The Way be regarded as a culture?
From time to time someone preaches about "Kingdom Culture" or the "culture of the Kingdom". Are these descriptions valid? After all, a culture is a lifestyle.
The Way differs from cultures in that it arises out of thanksgiving and not out of obedience to man-made traditions.
However, the people of the Way do express the Kingdom of their heavenly Father. And, by the Holy Spirit, they learn the ways of Christ in worship of the Father.
Nevertheless, new Believers may benefit from being like children growing up in a culture because their young lives involve:
- Looking around and absorbing the scriptures, particularly the Christ-centred Kingdom scriptures of Acts 2'1 to Revelation 3'22..
- Observing the lifestyle and behaviour of godly men and women (Philippians 3'17), especially the Elders and their Wives (Hebrews 13'7-8).
- Experiencing the elementary foundational principles of Christ (Hebrews 6'1-3).
Prayer. Thank you, heavenly Father, for the understandings of Christ, your Kingdom and The People of The Way.
In Jesus' name. Amen.