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Sunday, March 11, 2012

OLD SCHOOL

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I recently watched a TV program where they built custom motorcycles, and some of the crew wanted to push the envelope to the limit, but the older generation would say I like the old school method best.

It was all about changing design and radicalizing the cycles to the point of almost being unsafe at high speeds. "The Look" won out over functionality in some cases.

The term "Old School" has several meanings depending upon subject matter but in general it means back to the original. Some of the preaching one hears today is certainly not “Old school,” for some have departed from what the scriptures originally taught.

A couple of examples of departure from "Old School" teaching is found in Matthew 19:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

Of course we have bona fide excuses for not following that admonition. The main reason is "We don't have faith to function at that level." Or “What if nothing happens when we pray?”

Today Christianity is in a struggle for its very existence world wide.

Conversions are not keeping up with population increases, and many are giving up their lives for their testimony for Jesus Christ.

The church is being weakened from within by putting social issues before the plain need of man's salvation. Some denominations are accommodating both sin and sinners in the pew and the pulpit.

The more honest ones are living sinful lives outside of the church, but there are those who are dishonest and are living sinful lives within the sanctuary.
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Like Israel of old, this nation and our world need to turn back to GOD with both repentance, and conversion, and a good place to start would be within the church itself.

Today the church has the look of the church but the soul of it is sorely missing.

The hymn "Let Jesus come into your heart" has these words;

Just now, your doubting’s given o'er; Just now, reject Him no more;
Just now, throw open the door; Let Jesus come into your heart.

I remember times when company came over and we shut some of the doors so as to hide the clutter and disarray within the rooms. We didn't want anyone to see our mess. There may be areas of our life where we shut the door so no one will see our failings, notwithstanding the Lord Jesus both sees all and knows all.


This post is linked with Michelle’s Hear it on Sunday   
Also linked with Joan Davis SharSharing His Beauty on Monday 

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