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He Did What, Now?

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Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. (Colossians 2:20-22) ******** One thing that amazes me about Jesus is how he straight up doesn't care about cultural, societal, and even religious norms. Jesus doesn't operate under the "We've never done it that way" banner. Jesus doesn't care about how we've always done it. He came to show us a new way, a better way.
Norms are based on fear - go along to get along, just keep your head down and go with the crowd. I heard this in a presentation recently by some folks from a group called Axis: "The problem today isn't unanswered questions. The problem is unquestioned answers." We get ourselves into trouble as a societ…