How God Views the Good Old Days

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by saturneptune, May 28, 2013.

  1. saturneptune

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    The older I get, the less I believe in the Good Old Days. God set a date for us to be born, and a date to die. We are here now for a reason. To me, there are two things useful about the past, fond memories and lessons to be learned. I know some people who have more than fond memories. They actually try to live their life in another decade or time, and seem constantly sad to be where they are. It seems like an enormous waste of time and contrary to how God would have us use our time. Each day of life is a gift of God.

    Do you know anyone like this, and what do you think the Bible teaches about how we should view the past?
     
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    Yup. In your "good ole days", you spent your formulative years(ages 28-35) at Lone Oak Jr. High, and got repeatedly shot down by your valedictorian classmate, who happened to be in special ed. To this day, she hasn't forgotten her precious bird named "pllnbnbhatyssjajjff", which she oddly enough called "Sammy". As I previously stated, you were a christian at that time in your life, so you couldn't give her the "bird", so you took hers.
     
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    To be serious for a moment***holding my breath*** I have a CD that I got from Wal-Mart, that had some ORB singing on it, and a couple sermons, that were just segments from their sermon. It was from the mid-to late-1950's. Even back then, one Brother was talking about how he'd liked to have lived like his forefathers had, and not being distracted by what was going on then in the 1950's. I would venture to guess that his forefathers would have felt the same, and lived in a "simpler time" of their forefathers. And so would their forefathers.......

    I, for one, have no desire to live in a time of no air conditioner, no car to ride, no running water in the house, having to run to the toilet at sub-zero weather, getting up at four in the morn to get a running start on the daily chore list. If that's simpler living, give me the complex living, baby.
     
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    For example, I have heard some say it would be so neat to have lived in the old West. Well, stop and think about it. Chances are better than not you would have been on the recieving end of a bullet. It is nice to watch Matt, Miss Kitty, Doc and Festus having a good old time at the Long Branch, until one realizes that they probably have not had a bath in over a month, like everyone else. And hot beer, no thanks, then again, I do not drink.
     
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    Actually, I was not a Christian in high school. so she did get the bird. I was not saved until I passed the GED test. That is what saved me, isn't it? After all, GED stands for Gospel Education Degree.
     
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    Do not say,
    “Why were the former days better than these?”
    For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.
    Ecclesiastes 7:10 : New King James Version
     
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    The ideal would be to take the "good" of yesteryear, combine it with the "good" of today, and live happily ever after.
    I think sometimes of "the good ole days", but then some of the "bad" starts coming to mind; ergo I decide that God has put me where He wants me in His timeline so I just get another cuppa coffee start working on my SS lesson again!
     
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    *Warning: This is a thread hijacking* :D

    JWP - Your signature... I agree wholeheartedly... but must it be in bright red with 24514 size font? :)

    *Hijacking over*
     
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    I would like to combine the morals and ethics of pre-1965 with the technology of today.
     
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    Those westerns are mis-leading. Have you noticed the large amount of people that are in town all the time. Back in those good ole day's people were working twelve hours a day on farms, saw mills, cutting timber, making whiskey, coal mining. They only got to town on Saturday if they needed supplies. When I was a kid most everyone went to church in my area and a lot of the sinner boy's set around outside under a tree while services went on. Instead of houses being right next door to one another they were miles apart.
     
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    I like old movies, like Cosby said, no cussin. However, they are painful to watch as most depict blacks. I think some of the shine from the days of our youth comes from our innocence and naivety.

    So one thought is we should not focus on the failure of others to address the problems of the old days, but consider how we might not see the problems of today.

    Why do many if not most sermons include the idea that what the scripture is really saying is something other than what it seems to say.

    Jesus told us to get the log out of our own eyes before we work on the specks in the eyes of others. One thing is for sure, we have blind spots, and to think we have scripture down pat lacks humility.
     

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