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The futile ways of your forefathers

The futile ways of your forefathers
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Simon Arscott
Simon Arscott Simon has been sent by the International Presbyterian Church to lead All Nations Church, Ilford. Born and bred south of the river in Camberwell, London, he studied in York.
06 June, 2022 2 min read

What did the apostle Peter think of non-Christian ‘culture’? He wasn’t very complimentary. He didn’t celebrate it or appreciate it. He doesn’t seek to preserve it. He describes it as ‘the futile ways inherited from your forefathers’ (1 Peter 1:18).

What Christian converts inherited from their family wasn’t valuable. He doesn’t want them to continue to pass it on to their children and grandchildren. It’s not a history to re-tell, but to forget. It’s not just a mix, with good bits and bad bits.

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