I Am An Old-Fashioned Christian

I’m an Old-Fashioned Christian, too. Now, being an old-fashioned Christian doesn’t mean we have to agree on every teen-tiny detail. But it does mean we believe the old-fashioned gospel is just as true and new today as it was when it was first proclaimed. And we believe God and take Him at His word.

Listen to some of that “Gimme that Old Time Religion, It’s Good Enough for Me” with Johnny Cash singing:

During the 1800s and early 1900s “Old Time Religion” was popular at the brush arbor meetings which would draw Christians from an entire region for a week’s worth of sermons and gospel songs like “Old Time Religion.”

And: “Old Time Religion” by Various Artists (eMusiciTunes)

Already Not Yet

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By Tim Challies:

I get the books. I read the articles. I see the news. Christianity seems ready to move on. And I realize anew: I am an old-fashioned kind of Christian.

I believe in the Bible. I believe that it is clear, complete, sufficient, true, and without error. It is God’s revelation to humanity and demands my full attention and full obedience. I do not expect God to speak to me apart from it. I read, He speaks, I obey. Or I try anyways.

I believe in the God of the Bible. I believe in a God who is one, yet three. I believe in a God who is loving, holy, just, kind and good. I believe in a God who has foreordained everything that has come to pass or will come to pass.

I believe that God, from nothing, made the world and everything in it in six days. Not six ages…

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