Summer 2019 News Letter

(Excerpt from the Summer News Letter)

Greetings Brother,

Yesterday I took my girlfriend and her brother to the local park to see the fireworks display.  We showed up and saw the signs everywhere, the barricades and porta-johns, but no people.  It turns out the website that I had read about the fireworks on had the wrong date published on it.  The fireworks were launched the night before.  It contained second-hand information that was inaccurate.  If I had gone to the city’s website, I would have found the correct information.  This could be a metaphor for our lives as Christians.  Many preachers talk about and many authors write about the Gospel.  Their observations and insights might sound good and may even be close to the truth, but close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.  We must always check with the original text, God’s words recorded in the Bible to find out if what we heard or read lines up with the truth.  In I Timothy 4 the apostle Paul warns young Timothy (and us) to beware of false teachers that teach things that are contrary to scripture.  Further, we must study to show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15).   We must be able to rightly understand the scriptures so that when something fishy comes along we don’t swallow it hook, line and sinker.  (Or show up a day late for the second coming.)

Your Brother in Christ,