Give me that Old Time Religion!
We begin each service with a Scripture reading from the King James Bible. We sing the old hymns you grew up with. We spend time in prayer each service. We have piano and pipe organ and we use them. We have special music each service with an occasional bluegrass gospel selection. We have responsive readings from the Bible. We have good old fashioned preaching. We are a friendly church and we have good fellowship with one another following each worship service.
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
We stand on the Word of Almighty God. The Holy Bible is our guide book to live by. We use the Authorized King James Bible. No modern translations or modern religion around here. We do things the old way because it is the best way.
“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16
If ever there was a time when we needed to get back to the old way and find rest for our souls it is today!
If this is what you have been looking for, then you have found it.
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
There has been a lot of talk about pride these days, so I thought it might be good for us, as Christians, as God’s people, to have a look at what the Bible says about pride.
Pride is never spoken of in a good light in the Bible. In fact, it is described as something that brings low, and that brings both shame and destruction. The Word of God confirms this over and over.
Throughout the Book of Proverbs in particular we read . . .
Proverbs 8:13; 11:2; 13:10; 16:18-19; 18:12; 29:23
It is clear from these Scriptures that pride is nothing to be proud of. In fact, pride brings people low, it brings shame, contention and destruction. See also Psalms 10:1-7; Obadiah 1:3-4
Pride is given in the Holy Scriptures as the sin of Lucifer. Isaiah 14:12-15
God hates pride. Proverbs 6:16-19
Pride is an abomination unto the LORD. Proverbs 16:2, 4-6
Pride brings men to their lowest depths. Pride weakens and brings both shame and destruction. It brings division and strife. It brings desolation. Pride is to be shunned. God resisteth the proud, meaning God sets Himself in battle array against the prideful. 1 Peter 5:5-7; James 4:6-10
Let the wicked forsake his way and turn to God, and He will abundantly pardon.
Amen! God deliver your people from the sin of pride.