And The Bleat Goes On

I n my last post I mentioned taking the temperature of the church from time to time. Today I got a worse reading than yesterday’s rant would indicate.

I just got off the phone with a salesman for a leadership curriculum that he was really sure we wanted to have at our disposal.  How many ways could I come up with to tell him no thanks?  What followed was an amazing conversation.

He couldn’t believe we didn’t have a program for “the younger generation” who “no longer learns on paper”. Gee, I missed that memo.

I told him we have them study their bibles anyway despite their illiteracy. He couldn’t believe we just use the bible to train people up, or that we let the Holy Spirit do the work in people’s hearts. I told him we don’t believe in emerging, being relevant, leaning on the arm of the flesh, or letting the younger teach the older, which is not biblical.  His final remark was, ‘no disrespect intended, but occasionally I come across a church like yours, and I am amazed you still exist.”

I told him it’s worked for a couple millennia and we have no intention of changing a thing.

What a weird and telling exchange. He got his money’s worth from me though. Maybe he will actually pick up a bible someday.

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.

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  1. Alan Heron April 13, 2010 at 4:20 am #

    Hi Mary, I haven’t emailed you for a while, but you may remember me asking if you’d send some of your “Cutting the Unbiblical Cord” tracts to me down here in the land of ‘Oz’ a year or two back. I agree entirely with your sentiments above!
    I’m afraid these days, I’m very short of patience with this sort of ‘christian’, because I figure they have no excuse for being that way, except that they have loved not the Truth and are therefore under the judgement of God, blinded by the strong delusion, believing the lie and gaily tripping down the broad way that leads to destruction.
    2 John 10 says we shouldn’t even wish these people “God speed” and I fear that is the hardest thing to come to terms with when dealing with PDL deceived friends, etc, but if they WON’T hear, it’s clear what’s happening. It is heartbreaking.
    I would very much like to hear from you by email, if you can drop me a line.
    My emails to the only email address I have for you keep bouncing back here, so I’m wondering if you have changed email addresses. ???
    God’s blessing on you and your house,
    Alan Heron.

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