Excerpts and personal comments from:
How to Enjoy the Bible: Preliminary remarks: E.W. Bullinger
We do not write for casual readers, or for those who read a daily portion of the Word merely as the performance of a duty and as a matter of form, but for those who” search the scriptures,” and who seek, in them, for Him of whom the scriptures testify…(John 5 vs 39)….
Continue: Page 6… All that we have learned from our youth up must be tested and approved by the Word of God… where we find that is true we must learn it over again, from God.
And where it will not stand the test of his Word we must be not only content, but thankful to give it up; and receive divine revelation in the place of man’s imagination.
My Comments: God bless those who are in service to the Word of God and to man. Having said that it seems that most of the modern-day Church and churches are caught up in the traditions of men…. where a line or two of scripture is read… ( if you’re lucky)… and then the rest of the service is designed to make you feel good feel comfortable….. not that those things are not okay but they should not be in the way of the goal of the Word… that’s when the traditions of men kick in and I’m sure you know exactly what it’s like…Ex: how many were in attendance today?… how much money did we take in?… was everybody dressed appropriately?… other things that I would deem important but of less importance…
Needless to say , these things are of importance… but each Church be they Baptist or Catholic or other… have their cookie-cutter mentality concerning who they want in their congregation and often times this is the control feature of their whole process….so… how about trusting God with who he places in this or that church… how about putting the Word of God first… and actually trusting him for the results in short come to the end of your programs desires that is each churches and let God’s will be done and just get out of the way…