Thinking About Death, Life, The Church, and Men of The Depression
I did ask him more than once if he had asked God through Christ Jesus to forgive him for his sins, and he told me he did just like both of my grandfathers did. My mom's dad was involved in the Lutheran church for many years but left because he thought that the pastor was more interested in drinking alcohol than preaching the gospel. He believed that he was doing more for God by tending to his farm. My grandfather on my Dad's side who actually was my step-grandfather, he married my grandmother the year I was born because his wife had died previously and my biological grandfather had died many years before, he was snubbed by some people in the Presbyterian church once because he didn't wear a tie to preaching. He also spoke of the great hypocrisy of the local church and gave up trying to "fool with it!" as he would so eloquently say. I sometimes wonder what happened to men after the time of the Great Awakening until now. Why was there such great participation in the past and not now? A friend of mine likes to say that the modern American church is designed for 40 year old women and their children. Really? Perhaps he is right. I don't know. I do know that these men believed the Bible but had lost faith in the local church. So as a result, I have seen so much confusion about the body of Christ and everything in between. I suppose that I should save that for another post.