by Rex Yancey

The Old Time Religion
Rex Yancey
Jude 3

There was a man who criticized Billy Graham after one of his crusades in a large city. He said, "He set the church back 50 years." Graham seldom answers any of his critics. But he said, "If that is true, then I failed in my purpose. My purpose was to set the church back 2000 years."

There are those today who say that Christianity was fine for simpler people, and simpler times. However, it is no longer good for the sophisticated generation Xers. But I would say to you that when a President of the Untied States did not know the meaning of IS, we are in trouble and need to hear again the truth of the Old Time Religion. We live in a day when the monkeys are running the zoo, the inmates are running the prison, and the patients are running the asylum.

I read Tom Brokaw's book The Greatest Generation. The main theme of his book on the soldiers who served during World War 11 is that they accepted personal responsibility.

That is what the "body of truth" is all about. It is about each one of us accepting individual responsibility. In order to do that, we need to hear the truth. It is God's revealed truth. He reveals it to us. We did not discover it or develop it, but we received it. It has been delivered to us.

One preacher said, "God says it, I believe it, and that settles it." However, I have a different take to that cliché. "God says it, and that settles it, whether you believe it or not!"

We should not debate whether homosexuality is a sin or not. God's Word says that it is. We do not need to debate whether adultery and fornication or sin. God's Word says that they are. We don't need to debate whether it is wrong to tell a lie, God's Word says that it is. We don't need a new faith; we need to defend the faith that we have.

There is a difference between defending the faith and defending traditions, customs, likes and dislikes. We need to know the difference or we will be defending traditional m ...

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