Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Remnant Network - 20
I don't do Facebook.
It's like the Biblical understanding of money.
It's what we do with it that adds or subtracts from its value for good, bad, or...
Not long after signing up, I got my first, uh, hit, uh, if you know what I mean.
Because I'm not as pure and perfect as Sister-Bertha-Better-than-You, that was my last log-in.
It's a Matthew 6:13 thing pour moi.
Not to worry.
There are lots of friends/family with the need to provide regular reports as if I live for it.
Well, one of my relatives told me that my sister congratulated my parents on their 60th wedding anniversary back in May.
I had just turned 62.
So I called my dad and asked if he and mom had been keeping something from me for, uh, 62 years.
He laughed and said, "I guess those people who've been calling you a bastard are right!"
Speaking of bastard children, I've been trying to figure out the increasingly distant relationship between mainline, sideline, and most/many (you speculate) churches and Jesus by the book.
If I have to explain that to you, you wouldn't understand anyway.
Most believers really want churches to return to Jesus in a reforming ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda secundum verbum Dei kinda way consistent with over 2K years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity.
Unfortunately, and I pray and hope to be proven wrong, I don't see that happening apart from some kinda John 3 regenerating thing.
I'm convinced it's gonna get worse and worse and worse because all of the below are "irretrievably apostate under current management."
It won't be long before churches with hierarchical bureaucracies will be forced to pay for and participate in apostasies or find themselves in both civil and ecclesiastical courts contesting for their ordinations, properties, and assets.
It's an eschatologically tribulation inevitability apart from another grace period.
Again, that's why I don't see anything Godly happening apart from some kinda John 3 regenerating thing.
Don Skaar, an octogenarian pastor who attends our first service and writes weekly devotionals inserted in our worship bulletins and is available to anyone who "wants to talk about Jesus" (779-552-8138), diagnosed the problems/prospects for me last Thursday while we were waiting to see incarcerated family members at the Boone County Jail in a Matthew 25 kinda way.
He said, "Only real Christians are persecuted and all real Christians are persecuted...The problem in here and most churches today is they're not really hungry for Jesus...Most people who say they love Jesus are really just fans but not followers of Jesus."
No wonder I've confessed the wisdom in my noodle compared to Don's is like comparing a BB gun to heavy artillery.
Call him if you're hungry and want to talk about...
Do you know why there are no standards in most of today's churches?
Because, uh, there is no standard in most of today's churches!
It happened when they dropped secundum verbum Dei from the reforming mantra for all of their practical purposes.
It's like Facebook...
Blessings and Love!