Don’t starve spiritually with new-age cultsPublished 12:00am Saturday, March 16, 2013
By DALE SALLANS
When I look at society, I am reminded of the man who bought a very expensive dog. Apparently, the dog had a discriminating palate as he would turn up his nose at all the food offered to him .. except for lightly grilled sirloin steak.
The owner finally decided that since he couldn’t afford to eat steak, something had to be done with the dog. He took the dog to a trainer and told about the problem. The trainer said, “Don’t worry, leave the dog with me for eight days, and I will train him to eat.”
Eight days later, the dog owner went back to the trainer who brought the dog out of the kennel. He asked the owner to put down a bowl of dry dog food and stand back. The trainer let the dog loose and they watched as he ran to the bowl and gobbled up every bit of the dry food. The owner was thrilled and asked the trainer, “What did you feed him to give him such an appetite?” The trainer replied, “Nuthin’.”
Sadly, that is what we are seeing in the world today. People are starving spiritually and are gobbling up all kinds of things that pass as religion. New age, cults and many other things that pass themselves off as spirituality. They get gobbled down because we don’t feed folks the truth of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” (John 14:6.) Do we believe this? If so, what are we doing about it? Please attend God’s house of worship this week…and share the food with others.
The Rev. Dale Sallans is the former minister of Andalusia’s First Presbyterian Church, located on South Three Notch Street.