Saturday, April 19, 2014

But Now...

But now in Christ Jesus ye who were sometimes far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13

In the movie version of Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut's protagonist begins by saying, "I have come unstuck in time." The flow of time reveals that God's dealings with mankind, especially his saints, changes.

Does this sound heretical? After all, God never changes. The Bible is clear about that. God does not change, but His dealings with us definitely do. They became different after the Fall. They become very different after the Flood. And certainly a whole new dispensation comes about through the giving of the law.

Doesn't it seem so simple and obvious? Perhaps if a lamb was killed on the so called altar of a church even the time-dumb would catch on. But I sure wouldn't want an animal to die in the attempt to prove this point.

Now I am not that most worthy to be worshipped type of person called a scholar. I have heard this word pronounced with such awe that I almost expected the speaker to fall to his knees in admiration. I came out of my last corporate church, where there was such an abundance of scholars that they could be used for door stops. A degree in dentistry, noble as it is, does not qualify one automatically to teach the Word of God.

Why all this preamble? Because this Covenant church could not understand that time changes things, that in the course of time, after the church has been called out, Israel will be restored! To them, Moses was in the church!

Now my question is, as respectfully stated as possible, "If you guys are so damned smart, why can't you get this right?" God loves both His church and Israel. In due time, both will be in the New Jerusalem. How I wish these great wise ones could become unstuck in time.

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