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Lost: Male Red Nose Pit Bull, "Chevy," wearing an orange collar, friendly, last seen on County Road 403. 830-477-6511 or 830-534-9094.
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The Word of the Lord stands forever




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Thomas Bonham is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.

On the Road to Forever
July 20, 2011 | 1,614 views | Post a comment

A few years back the buzzword was change and we’ve certainly seen a lot of that over the past two years. I got to thinking about what my mother’s father would think about the world today.

Unlike my father and his father, I think Grandpa Taylor would have embraced all the new gadgets and would be having fun with life. In his lifetime, he saw several wars, lived through the Great Depression, saw the automobile go from a luxury to a necessity along with electricity, indoor plumbing, and the telephone.

It’s amazing, the things we have allowed into our lives as novelties only to let them get so involved in our daily activities that they have become necessities of life. Computers, cell phones, iPads, iPods, smart phones, apps, GPS systems, and a host of other devices are all involved so deeply in our lives we can’t imagine trying to function without them. Some people seem to have the notion that the good old days were simple and romantic when in reality they were hard work. Today, the average worker probably gets 10 times more work done, daily, and more efficiently, than the worker of 1900 did.

Altogether, in 2011, with all our super helpers, we’re more disconnected to one another and more fatigued than our grandparents ever were. It seems we’ve become world oriented at age 3.

Coming through the door one day after school, little Johnny hollers out, “Okay, everyone in this house, please stand advised that I, little Johnny Elvis Smith, have made a complete fool of myself in class by repeating stories concerning storks, as told to me by certain parties residing in this house!” You can’t hide things from kids anymore.

“My wife and I were walking down the street the other day,” a man was telling his friend, “and when we came to a mud puddle I didn’t carry her across.” “What did she say to that?” asked the friend. “She said I wasn’t as gallant as I was when she was a girl. I told her she wasn’t as buoyant as she was when I was a boy.”

There was a time when we rallied around the thought of “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.” However, America grew to be the greatest nation on the planet with an unbeatable military force and we boasted, “Give Me Liberty.” Today Americans are so spoiled the consensus has become, “Give Me!” To quote Maynard G. Krebs: “Work!?”

(Judges 2:10) “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.”

The current occupant of the oval office patronizes Bible believers: “Give up your worn arguments and old attitudes.” Maybe we should start with updating the Bible. “After the World War II generation had been gathered to their fathers, the baby boomer generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for America.” Scripture is being distorted to promote a radical, anti-family agenda, while treating those who refuse to compromise God’s word with rank condescension.

Times have changed, and in the names of “progress” and “tolerance,” some want to cast the Bible aside as dated and passť. However, we will do so at our own peril. We must hold fast to God’s Word. We must extol biblical morality and respect the Bible’s moral code as essential to the well-being of our republic. Is the Bible old? Yes. Outdated? Never! Nations rise and fall, and politicians come and go, “... but the word of the Lord stands forever” (1 Peter 1: 25).

Thomas W. Bonham is an associate minister with the Floresville Church of Christ. His e-mail is twbonham@felpsis.net. This column will be available in the Wilson County News when space is available. Readers can also find his column on his blog at http://wilsoncountynews.com.
 
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