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Friday, July 4, 2014

The Bible is Not Practical!

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You know, I get frustrated when I read about what is going on in our churches today. Have we all gone mad? Have we lost our love of the truth? Is Christianity just another way to live life, as in, adding Him to our life as an accessory to make our lives more fulfilling? And is the Bible just a guide-book? If this is our approach, oh! how we are missing the very life-giving, life-changing (from the inside-out), life-breath that God offers us! The Bible's words are alive. It says in Hebrews 4:12, "For the word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." 

So below check out the article that sounds a warning to current day Christianity by Phil Cooke.

This explains how some Pastors are teaching the Bible to their congregations. Click HERE to read this blog.

Mtn Girl

1 comment:

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi Tani,

This was a great article, and so true. I feel the preachers need to preach BIG - God is so big and can do big things - things we can't imagine. I believe God is waiting for us to trust Him that He can do anything. Too often, I feel, we pray according to what WE know, what WE can accomplish and what WE feel is reasonable. We don't trust that He can do so much more than we ask of. Here is a story I once heard that is so true:

A new father adopted a 5-year old boy. The father was so excited to have rescued this boy from extreme poverty and to offer him such a great life now. The wealthy father took the boy to a toy store and told him that he can have anything he wanted. The little boy, never having anything, didn't know what to think. The father pointed to all the great things he could have, he only needs to ask. The little boy looked around tentatively and finally chooses a small packet of gum and holds it up to this new father. The father was so confused, and heart broken, as he wanted to give him so much more. But the little boy, in his limited wisdom, only knew what HE could ever give himself, and didn't trust that this new father could give him so much more than he ever thought of. But, his lack of trust, kept him from the grand rewards that father was just waiting to shower him with. That is such a good story, because often, I feel we limit ourselves due to lack of faith in our Father to do great things - things that just may not practical or even possible. Thanks for sharing this. Great article. Hope all is well and enjoy the rest of the summer!

Lots of hugs