Unrecognizable

The other day I was thinking of old time radio episodes of Fibber and McGee and Molly. One of the actors had a peculiar voice which intrigued me.

That actor played a character called the Old Timer. Now and then he’d hear McGee’s explanation of something, and he’d beg to differ by saying, “Well, Johnny, that ain’t the way I heared it.”

You’ve probably had that experience. You hear something that you don’t recognize as the truth.

Perhaps it’s happened when you’ve heard a message from your preacher. I’ve had that happen many times. It’s one reason I can’t stand to be in church any more or listen to preaching on Christian radio. There’s more error than I can stomach. Not all those who proclaim to teach and preach the Word of God do so truthfully.

The other day a friend told me of his niece’s experience in church. Her pastor is preaching through the book of John. She’d read the chapter ahead of time. After hearing that day’s message, she told my friend she didn’t recognize what she’d heard from the pulpit as anything like what she’d read for herself.

My friend and I rejoiced together in this news. It means she’s listening to the Spirit and becoming wiser.

John 16:13-14
13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

1 John 5:9-10
9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

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