More and more, today’s Christians have become “hung up” on standards. Standards of worship, dress, talk, music, appearance…etc. People look for a church that allows the standards that afford them the type of “Christian lifestyle” they want to live. If they want to drink beer, they look for a church that has a permissive outlook on drinking alcoholic beverages. If they are against drinking beer, they look for a church that has a prohibitive outlook on drinking. Churches have “bent”, or even broken, rules of Christian conduct to “compete” for members.
Unfortunately, standards are many times not taken from the proper source–the Bible. They have been handed down by traditions over the years or by denominational teachings. This is often times a direct deviation from the Bible. Christians do themselves a disservice by looking other places than the Bible for the ways that God expects them to live.
This book by Dr. Blue will challenge the reader to rethink the standards he ascribes to. Dr. Blue does every Christian a service in this book by shaking them awake so they can examine their own life; whether they are living for the pleasure of God or twisting God’s word to accommodate their own pleasure.
I pray that every reader will accept the challenge presented in this book and align his standards with what God’s Standard (the Bible) provably teaches!
This book should be a ‘bunker-buster’ for preachers and laymen alike. It should break asunder the chains of man-made rules and set the believer free to live according to God’s infallible Standard.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
Alice Renfro says
I LOVE this book. A must have for every christian who feels caught up in the legalism found in so many Baptist churches today.
Amen! I read it and loaned it to my pastor, who also thought it was a tremendous book.
Thank you Bro. Blue for writing it. What a blessing to know there are pastors who encourage balance in the Christian walk.
God Bless You.