Presented to the Fellowship on March 28, 2021 by Alan Breitenstein
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 31:10-13
I'm a baby-boomer and growing up in the 1950's, when you could walk down the street in relative safety, I remember my mom saying, "Don't talk to strangers." Even 50 years ago, America was changing for the worse. Christianity was on the verge of a major downswing towards a hyphenated judaization and multicultural diversity. Back then, the proverbial stranger was a hitchhiker with his thumb up for a ride or someone you didn't know offering candy to children. The innocence of such things soon changed, because of a few gruesome crimes, which later became quite common. In fact, the dark side of strangers has become serial, as in killers and pedophiles. Trust is no longer taken for granted. Talking to strangers today can be deathly. And so we have to ask if the Bible prohibits our people from conversing with the strangers of forced integration. Actually, it’s more than just mere conversation; it is the mindset of modern social interaction.