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A Little Poison Never Hurt Anyone?

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Now I realize that last weeks’ Pastor's Pen may have been a bit controversial. After all, aren't we all exposed to poison of one kind or another every day? In our homes we are exposed to all kinds of chemicals and chemical compounds. We even introduce poisons into our homes on purpose. (Have you ever sprayed for bugs?) There is even poison in some of the foods that we eat. Have you ever eaten an apple seed? There was poison in it. A potato that had started turning green? Poison.

The simple truth is that it is very unlikely for a person to die from eating apple seeds or green potatoes, he would have to eat quite a lot of them, but, none the less, there is poison in them. The truth is that a healthy strong individual can be exposed to a wide variety of poisons and never suffer any negative consequences, but that is not necessarily true of small children, or those whose bodies have been compromised in some way.

Now, back to last week’s Pastor’s Pen. I realize that very few things in this life are perfect and that no matter what the movie is about, there is always someone who can find something wrong with it. The sad reality is, that in many cases, we as Christians, in this society, have become so accustomed to false teaching that we no longer fear it. We simply accept it as it is. We then begin to allow it more and more into our lives, homes, and even our churches. At best we end up with a watered down form of the gospel that neither offends, nor cures anyone, or at worst we allow enough error in, that what we are serving in our churches is toxic. Now it might taste good and it might fill our bellies, but in the end it will bring death and destruction.

The best thing that we can do is to focus on what God has told us in His Bible. The Scriptures tell us that we are suppose to be the kind of people who are “rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). We must learn correct study methods and study the Bible for ourselves. Then, if you take a bite of Banana Pudding and it doesn't taste just right, you will know not to go back for seconds.                                         - Pastor Tim

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