Jesus sent out his disciples as sheep in the midst of wolves, telling them to be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. (Mathew 10:16)
The Apostle Paul became all things to all men that by all means he might save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
The message in these verses admonishes us to become proactive and creative in spreading the good news with the world, yet always being conscientious of keeping our religion pure and undefiled. (James 1:27)
The sources below give us insight into the physical world we live in.
However, the church should not utilize secular resources to:
- increase the numerical value of the church.
- befriend the world at the compromise of the purity of the gospel.
- equip believers with facts at the expense of faith.
- provide social counseling in lieu of Spiritual discernment and wisdom.
- determine its ministry.
- instill fear and fanaticism to maintain member dedication.
- encourage participation in worldly agendas.
- compare ourselves to, in order to achieve a sense of righteousness.
- become any part of its confidence.
"I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments." (Colossians 2:4)