Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Cutting Edge

CBS ran a human interest story about a blind barber in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who after 38 years of cutting customers’ hair, went blind. However, his faithful customers continued to come to him, and he continued cutting, by memory and by feel.

The story reminded my wife and I of a local dentist we wanted to support some years ago. We heard that he was on the cutting edge of dentistry, but, unbeknown to us, the poor man suffered from epileptic tremors in his hands. I was filled with sympathy for the poor man during the procedure, but I will never go back to him. The experience was like a nightmare. Sue will never forget seeing me come out with a white face and blood splatters around my mouth. Her experience was just as bad.

Some people have a similar experience with church. It’s a nightmare of boredom and they never want to go back again. Or even worse, they like it because he is a cutting edge preacher and keeps them entertained. However, if he is not faithful to God’s word, and preach against sin, the man is blind. And Jesus warned that when the blind le a d the blind, both will fall into the ditch.