As a Christian you have every right to desire to be part of a culture that affirms your beliefs and values in preference above all others. But you need to recognize that simply compelling or coercing others to come under the control of your culture is not consistent with the freewill God had given to every person as andndherents birthright. If you want to have a culture that affirms and protects your values in all of its relational and governing standards and norms, then you have to use your freewill to associate with other Christians who share your convictions. It is upon the basis of such associations, rooted in a covenant bond, that culture is born and maintained. Would you like to be part of a Christian culture but you neither wish to force others into it nor do you wish to withdraw from the world around you (which we are called to be a witness to)?  I have studied this for decades.  Yes, it’s normal and healthy for us to want to be part of a culture that affirms our beliefs, values, and convictions. It’s just as normal to want that as to want a spouse or to crave

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