Man has sought “THE ONE” for centuries. MSN features the ‘best’ of everything from clothing to living. When I bought my first car it was a Studebaker Starlite Coupe. I hadn’t thought of buying a car, much less considering which one was the best, but it was a neat little car and priced right, so we bought it. Every product does the best it can to convince us that ‘they are the ONE’, but most likely, there will be another to come along that beats them. For that reason, labels are sometimes changed with “new and improved” emblazoned upon them. We all know that the same product is contained therein, but chances are we will ‘try it’ anyhow. Choosing a place to worship is just about the same thing for many. “Church-hopping” is a fairly normal practice and is expected. Some choose where the seats are most comfortable. Others choose to worship where others are dressed according to their standards. Many attend because they are entertained by the music or sermons. Parents of youngsters look for a safe and secure environment for their children. Us older guys are turned off by music that is too loud or there just aren’t enough ‘old’ hymns. Another complaint is that whenever an older hymn is sung it has a ‘Texas Two-Step’ beat and that’s a bummer. In most of the ‘wheres and whys’, there is not much consideration as to just how ‘scriptural’ the sermons are. The “ONE” thing that is most important is that JESUS is preached just as the Bible says. In 1 Peter, chapter 1, the big fisherman lays it out fairly well:
“(24) For all flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.”
The ONE we must choose is where GOD’s Holy Word is preached, without adds or stubtracts. JESUS is the only way to salvation and anything else is without merit and an abomination. 1 Peter 2: 6 says, “Behold I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” AMEN That’s what’s in my Box of Chocolates, donchaknow.