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How do I teach others about the untoward Generation? By the way, most other translations translate the Greek word which the KJV translates as "untoward" as "crooked". We live in the midst of "a crooked generation." (Acts 2:40).

Acts 2:37  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Like Peter, we can but teach the truth in the form of the gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles.

The object being to save them from our own ‘untoward generation’.

The teachings are simple:

  1. Read the scriptures and understand the gospel
  2. Repent of our sinful way of life (change the way that we live).
  3. Be baptised by immersion in water into Jesus Christ for the remission of past sins.
  4. Live a new life by the commandments of Christ.
  5. Where we fail, seek forgiveness by confession in prayer.
  6. Hold fast to the truth until the end of our lives.

God has designed salvation to be made available by the ‘foolishness of preaching’.

1 Corinthians 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe..

We preach by word of mouth or in writing or by setting an example by the way we live.

Mark 16:15 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Titus 2:7 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.

1 Peter 2:12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Make the most of teaching opportunities as they arise in our lives.

I hope this helps