I tend to be directionally challenged. However, I’m also careful not to trust the opinion of another man at a gas station who seems uncertain. While GPS is a nice modern device to rely on, when it starts to recalculate, the question is which way should I go?
And asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem, Acts 9:2.
Philosophically speaking, should you follow your heart, mind or the newest teaching? Worldviews like Humanism, New Age and Post-Modernism have convinced many former believers to leave the Way for religions of today. Concerned leaders of the church are wondering, what can be done to reverse this trend?
No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people, Acts 5:13.
One of the reasons for this mass exodus is a lack of genuine Christians within America. I know I’m just as guilty as the next person, leaving a trail of hypocrisy behind. As people are rubbed the wrong way, parents are staying home on Sunday. Subsequently, a generation of children are growing up without a faith experience. Thus, the Way of the Bible is fighting a losing battle. May the Holy Spirit spark young people today to leave an imprint of love on a culture desperately waiting for the Real Thing.
by Jay Mankus