Original date : Saturday 6th June, 2015
I have come to realize that the answers or even just the thoughts and potentials that this current generation has been seeking lies in our past.
Let me explain.
The works, writings, thoughts, presumptions and philosophies of our ancestors tell the story of their worlds: their triumphant, their downfalls, their discoveries, their inventions. By looking to the past, we see and learn of and from their messages and warnings.
It has only been a few months since I started to dabble in the works and writings of past Christian teachers and advocates, but this is the most excited I have been when it involves history.
History was always this systematic bore with lifeless portrayals of seemingly important events and dates. It was always about getting a decent grade from the snooze fest called 'History class' and never about being drawn to or intrigued by the people of the past. That is what they were: People of the Past. Never a connection between my life and theirs. Dates and documents that are void of life and personality did not intrigue me. I want life stories. I want to know why certain people did what they did and who influenced their thinking, beliefs and actions.
Knowing the dates and documented events does not activate imagination or yearning to know of the past builders and craftsmen of our world. I find that it insults and diminishes the value, work and hardships that these people of the past made and went through to get their stories, their side of events, across.
This change in my approach to reading and studying of the Scriptures is opening my mind to worlds, cultures and discoveries that are held within their pages. I'm reading books from C.S Lewis, Ellen G White, A. W Tozer; books that were considered ancient and out of touch with the modern age. They are coming back by demand. Not because these books are religious or history nuts are on a rise, but due to truths, philosophies and discoveries held in these paper bound scripts.
I can't wait to see what else the Lord will open up my mind to. It's exciting, slightly terrifying and soul-liberating all at the same time.
Influenced by: "The Unknown God" Series part 3 by David Asscherick on 3ABN's program 'Anchors of Truth' and on the website [www.lightbearers.org]
An article by World's Last Chance "The Great Controversy, SDAs and The Historical Trash Heap'. [https://www.worldslastchance.com/end- time-prophecy/the-great-controversy-sdas-and-the-historical-trash-heap.html]