- Living in a way accepted by most – in most ways.
- Before thinking outside the box, try inside it!
- The truth is strange, but Paul gave no offence.
- Loving others includes seemly conduct (I Corinthians 13:5)!
- If you like being weird, then limit it to your mind.
- Convention generally means tested and proven.
- How do you pick attire, speech, conduct, etc.?
- The farther away from convention the more risk.
- The farther away from convention more offence.
- Christian liberty is true … but wisely restricted.
- Paul was made all things to all men. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
- Truth is strange enough… We need not add to it.
- The more outsiders… less or more conventional?
- It is our duty to avoid offense whenever we can.
- If throwing out the bathwater… Save the baby!
”Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;”
1 Corinthians 13:5
“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.”
1 Corinthians 9:19-23