Not old-fashioned, but God-fashioned

With every passing year here in North America Christians will be increasingly criticized.

One of the things you sometimes hear is that our ways are “old fashioned” and out-of-date. 

So today I’d like to invite you to think about this idea from a certain perspective—one that will, I hope, give you confidence and some words to frame your thinking when you feel under attack.

First, we always need to be humble and gracious. Don’t let your manner get in the way of your message.

Second, be confident in this: The ways of Christ are not old-fashioned for the past, but God-fashioned for eternity.

I love Isaiah 40:8: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” His teachings, commandments, wisdom and ways, are perpetually relevant and for our good—whether the year is 1500, 2021, or 2762.

Whenever humble, loving, and Christ-centred people seem “out of step” with society, we’re not the ones going backwards.

Be humble. Be confident.

The ways of Christ are not old-fashioned for the past, but God-fashioned for eternity.


Notes:

–THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE PULSE PODCAST is my answer to this question: “Should we say ‘If it’s your will’ when praying for someone to recover from illness?” It’s a part of the monthly Q and A Forum at Westminster Church. You can listen here, or wherever you subscribe to podcasts.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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