Summary: Today we can pick and choose where we want to go and hear the word of God just like going to the grocery store and shopping for our needs. So, let's look at what you might find.
Paul said in Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Paul said, beware! lest any man spoil you through philosophy. Paul also said in verse 4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
Today we can pick and choose where we want to go and hear the word of God just like going to the grocery store and shopping for our needs. So, let's look at what you might find.
You can shop for all kinds of churches and even shop for the whole family. You can pickup pain killers such as Aspirin or Tylenol. It's a church that gives you a quick fix so you can make it through another week or until Wednesday night and take another douse to make it to the next service.
Why not go down the Greeting Card isle and pickup a church where you meet with all your friends and relatives and talk about what a good time we have together and we are sure are glad we don't have any outsiders to interrupt our fellowship that we have with each other, after all this is our church.
Let's make sure we don't forget to go down the Personal Needs isle and get a church like some of the fancy body wash and pickup some bath oil. It makes us feel so good about ourselves and last for days.
It feels good and I deserve every moment of self pleasure. I don't know why everyone is not as clean as we are.
Oh my goodness! Don't forget the kids! Run over to the magazine rack and pick out a great entertainment church to keep them occupied and pick up some CD's that have that upbeat music. I don't understand it but, they seem to enjoy it.
We will join in and pretend we understand. We will jump up and down to the beat, it will be fun don't you think?
In the magazine rack is another church. It is wisdom, theology and philosophy. The preacher there is highly educated with many years of college and seminary training. But, what comes out of all that knowledge?
I heard of a theologian who used big words and tries to be very deep in his thinking. He had talked to a group for about half an hour. A man walked up to the group and asked one of the men, “What’s he talking about?” The guy answered, “He hasn’t said yet.” That is the problem....he never would say. All he did was talk with enticing words.
Folks, we don't need to hear enticing words in these days we live in, we need to hear about Jesus and what He did for us. We need to hear that we were dead in our trespasses and sins until God became flesh and dwelled among us.
He became the payment for our disobedience by dying a gruesome death on a old Roman cross. We don't need to hear how good we are. "For all have sinned and come short of His glory" We need to be told we are sinners saved by grace!
America needs a revival it doesn't need another attractive church. I love our country, I love the freedom that we have. But, why do you think we have lasted this long? Because our forefathers made a statement many years ago.
"In God We Trust" We need to get back to the fundamentals of God's word. We can't trust in ourselves and survive.
Love In Christ Jesus, Ronnie Miller www.themillersbiblestudy.com