REDISCOVERING THE MESSAGE.*
*DAILY DEW 7TH/JUNE/2021*
*REDISCOVERING THE MESSAGE.*
_Key Bible Text:_
*"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."* (Proverbs 22:28 (KJV))
It's my opinion, that if we don't go back and study and I mean really study the early church, and read from early authors, we will lose critical concepts of God and the Church. Over time, emphasis change, even over the last one hundred years. Some truths can become lost. If you are only reading popular 21st Century American authors, you may be missing something extremely important to the Christian faith.
Not considered "ancient" by any means, read Watchman Nee. Read "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. Read Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Read "The Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs" by David Bercot.
Read "A Glimpse at Early Christian Church Life" by Tertullian. Read "Polycarp's Letter to the Philippians & His Martyrdom". There are too many to name. But important truths are being lost. When is the last time you really heard a good message about God and His Holiness? When is the last time you heard about the fear of God?
The 21st Century message is MUCH different than it was in the first and second centuries. Even over the past century. Before, the heavy focus was on God. Now it's on ourselves. I'm telling you, the message has changed. Take some time and reacquaint yourself with the messages of old. Discover what's been lost over time.
You will be amazed.
*But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.* (Galatians 1:8-9 (KJV))