“Concerning Him we have much to say… (but) you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God….” (Hebrews 5:11-12).
If we do not settle what are the basic principles and doctrines constituting faithfulness to God, we will argue over silly things, unworthy issues, secondary matters.
I’m 74 years old and the playbook says I should be a defender of the status quo, reacting against modern innovations and speaking with reverence of the glorious days of old when I was a young minister just starting out.
I’ll not be doing any of that.
The status quo is nowhere I want to camp out. The past is nowhere I want to live. Nostalgia, as they say, is not what it used to be. The past is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Modern innovations are what we make of them, good or bad. And the glorious days of yore were anything but glorious. They were amazingly like today and a lot like tomorrow.
Personally, I like laptops and smartphones. I love Facebook and enjoy blogging. I like having 150 channels on my television (since there’s rarely anything worth watching on 140 of them!). I love the SiriusXM radio on my car; it sure makes those long drives easier.