Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gimme the Book

I used to work at a parts counter as a kid in an implement store.  I wasn't very quick.  We had lots of big parts books that we used to help find parts.  This was before computers.  Sometimes when I was clumsy in finding a part for a customer, or when I couldn't grasp what the exploded diagram meant the customer in frustration would say, "Gimme the book".  I would hand it to him and in a minute or two he would find what he needed.  I would get it for him and out the door he would go.

SOMETIMES when I hear certain people preach, or write, or publish, I want to scream, GIMMIE THE BOOK.  It is astounding how many so called teachers and preachers can so distort what the Book says, so miss the point, so misunderstand, not comprehend and expect church members to just accept what they say.

It's not unlike when sometimes well meaning I would cipher what the parts book said and give the customer the wrong part. They would go home, try to use it and either bring it back or throw it away.  I didn't make friends for the shop doing that.

It's time to get things right, learn to use the book better.  There is a world dying out there and we are bumbling along not even grasping the most elemental truths.  Milk not meat diets will kill a person.  We need to get real to reach the world.


Anonymous said...

I really liked your post , sir however first things first. Many both layman and leaders claiming maturity within the divisions in the Body, May choke or rebel if the Holy Spirit is not honoured and obeyed in making disciples according to His call and purpose.

To do that there must be a relationship and from that their will be the nourishment to meet the standard of the Word.

Hebrews 5 Warning against Drifting Away
…13For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. 14But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Sadly as you know 1 cor 14 is seldom allowed nor seen and for all to participate that may take time.

A possible scripture the majority of Christian leaders need to be praying is give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

Because for a church without spot or blemish to exist ones heart cannot be so hardened that the traditions of men and a form of religion will go on Denying the Spirit of Power. To do so is to have church in His name and Work in His Name but deny Hid input and direction as Lord.

Fallout said...

Nice analogy...and watch out for those who teach that the parts are universal for all religions.