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Are these distinctions of convictions okay?

Submitted: 11/15/2014
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Question: Acts15:28-29 reads, 'For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.' Does this mean that I can stop expecting others to assimilate into the Apostolic culture and forms of etiquette as was presented to me by precious men and women of faith, and which seems good to me to contend for? Specifically, should I not have a problem with our seasoned men wearing shorts and having beards, or our ladies that are nurses, for example, wearing pants. Or other seasoned ladies wearing nail polish, jewelry, or lite make up. I wonder if the world is overtaking the household of faith or is their culture and etiquette just as pleasing to God as mine. If it is I will still hold to my preferences, but will cease feeling dismayed about these distinctions among us. As always, thank you for your consideration to my heartfelt questions. The Lord Jesus bless you!!!!

Answer: It seems that in many quarters, the world is overtaking the household of faith. Hold fast to your holiness practices and continue to teach them to others. Those who have an ear to hear will hear. May the Lord be with you.