Thursday, September 25, 2014

Manna, not Bacon

I am concerned about the emphasis that the Reformed Church has with knowledge. Didn’t the apostle Paul say something about this?

Was there ever a prophet or an apostle who chided his audience for not knowing enough? I think the charges always had something to do with faithful living and lifestyle. And yes, we need to be informed as to how to walk before the Lord but how much info did ‘Joe Israel’ need to accomplish this back in the days of the patriarchs and kings?

As I read the Old Testament, it looks like it was basically:
Ø Don’t move landmarks
Ø Treat strangers well
Ø Bacon is taboo
Ø Attend worship
Ø If you take a vow you can grow your hair long
Ø Remember, there is a greater than Moses coming

What with Jesus saying (in contradistinction to the teaching of the Pharisees) that His yoke was easy and His burden was light…how much do Christians need to know to please the Lord?  

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