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Berea Plans Two-Part Series With Eversole

Berea church of Christ has scheduled a two-part series called “Ask Your Preacher” presented by Robby Eversole at 6 p.m. (Central Time) Nov. 7-8.
The church building is located on Co. Rd. 99 near Broomtown, Ala.
The public is invited.

 

By TOMMY O’KELLEY
Minister, Subligna Road
Church Of Christ

COTTON CANDY RELIGION

Do we have “Cotton Candy” religion in the world today? The answer is yes, most definitely we do. Christianity, as taught by the apostles and early saints, was designed to change the heart and then using the truth revealed in the Bible to bring men to God. Christ would lay the very foundation of this principle as seen in John 4:24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. “We are to bow before Him with our spirits and souls seeking Him while he can be found,” Isiah 55:6. So much of religion in our land is like cotton candy. Cotton candy looks so great. You can get it in any color or flavor you desire. Our religious world is so divided that you can find any “flavor” of church you want. However, cotton candy has little nutritional value and doesn’t really give you what you need nutritionally. America feeds itself on the “sugar and air” mixture of religious cotton candy. The problem with our cotton candy religious world is it never satisfies, not completely. After you eat your two ounces of sugar and air, your body still needs more. The same is true when it comes to our worship and allegiance to our Lord. We need only to study the Old Testament to see how a diet or daily consumption of cotton candy religion destroyed Israel of old. Notice the writings of Hosea “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children (Hosea 4:6).” A religion without deep bible study and a sound knowledge of God’s word leads to one dying due to malnutrition. One cannot know the Lord without knowing His word (1 John 2:4). One cannot love the Lord and ignore keeping His word (John 14:15). Many children and adults have enjoyed that taste of fresh Cotton Candy at a fair or sporting event. It’s attractive in color, smell and taste but after eating we are still hungry, have a sugar high for a short moment and in some cases a stomachache if too much is eaten. When one partakes of the cotton candy religion the same is true. There is only one true way to worship God, that is, in Spirit and in Truth. If you can’t read of “your church” in the bible then chances are you’re consuming way too much cotton candy religion and dying from starvation of your soul.
Until next week, this is the Scriptural Truth. Tommy O’Kelley, Minister, Subligna Road church of Christ, 706-638-1129 or 423-413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.
 

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