Are you living on an antiquated faith?

Are you living on an antiquated faith? Aside from animals, I have a growing passion for antique books.  I don’t really ever do much more than flip through them but I’m somewhat of a book nerd.  I love the way the look, smell and feel.  I just love old books.  I really like old religion or science books as you can probably imagine.  My wife and I stopped into an old used bookstore somewhere in Virginia on our way to visit friends in Virginia Beach a few years ago.

Amid the acrid smelling volumes of books seemingly strewn any which way, we discovered a small biology text book from the 1930’s.  I was even more excited to see that the price tag on the book was somewhere in the $2 range.  Definitely in my budget!  So as we were walking through the historic district of this small town I decided to flip through my “Dynamic Biology” textbook from almost 100 years ago and marveled at the beautifully drawn sketches and worn pages.  When we got home I put it on display on my bookshelf and didn’t think much of it until tonight when I got home.

I began to think about how if we don’t update our faith, if we don’t live from glory to glory as it says in 2 Corinthians 3:18 then we are only reflecting antiquated information to the world.  See the information in the old textbook I found is great but it’s not current.  If you were to look in the back of the book you will notice a glaring deficiency somewhere in the D section of its glossary.  There is no mention of DNA.  This volume of “Dynamic Biology” predates the discovery of the double helix structure by Watson and Crick and is thus antiquated for effective use.  How often are we merely living in the past and not updating our faith?  Are you living on an antiquated faith?

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