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Views: 106779 Description: You are watching a documentary on Ancient Chinese Love, Courtship, and Marriage Customs.
This is a good material to study in Christian Theology versus Culture. Here we find the big influence of theology and culture in a community - ancient Chinese in particular.
What may seem strange to us in modern times is apparently not so back in the day - all because of one's relative worldview. Conversely, what modern culture has shaped us (vice versa) today seem generally acceptable but altogether strange back in the day.
Cultural norms seem to dictate what is right or wrong in a given period of history. Left alone, to some extent, propriety is relative to culture. But it should not always be the case.
Christianity is more than just a culture of a given period in history. Yes, it also has its own share of evolution throughout history. But may it be one that comes as a result of one's progressive understanding of who God is and what He has set us virtues and practices that are consistent with His Sovereign design for life and relationships - which rightfully includes love, courtship, and marriage. Though some part of culture reflects a people's progressive understanding (or misunderstanding) of God and His ways, it should not be the determining factor of who God is and what He has set as a norm of life.....
Username: Pastor Patrick San Added On: 2014 November 12