I’ve been reading the book “The End of Me” by Kyle Idleman.  In the first half he speaks about being a Pharisee in these modern times, about how Pharisees love and admire themselves, and about how they buy their own hype and miss the message.  The main message is we need to die to self, and live for Christ.  So, I’ve been thinking about Pharisees, testimony, and humblebragging.  It’s a good book, especially pages 66 and 67.  With these things bouncing around in my head I went to the Western Kentucky Presbytery meeting in Mayfield last Saturday and apparently was distracted in thought.  I’m not sure if it was some state of transcendentalism or the lemon pepper catfish I had for lunch, but I got the impression that some of the attendees have failed to read the Book of John, especially John 6:44 and 14:6, and that some in attendance may be Unitarian Universalists.  When the General Assembly eliminated the ordination barriers, I sat uncomfortably by and when the GA blessed same gender marriage, I became a bit more disturbed.  Now I find it hard to believe that Christians think they can reason their way around the truth that Jesus is the only way to the Father and the kingdom of Heaven.  When the Israelites left God behind and followed the gods of other nations, God withheld His grace and mercy.  Could this be why our nation and the world are in such chaos today?

On the Inside,

Pete