My daughter and her husband were visiting on the August long weekend. When they come, so do the desserts. The decision was made to make Skor bit Chocolate Cake Trifle. My son in-law doesn’t care for things containing whipped cream and requested a lemon pie. I would have gladly made him one but I get complaints when I make “real” lemon pie using actual lemons. He wants the kind that comes from a box.
Food isn’t the only thing where I find today’s society wanting the imitation in place of the real. There are so many things on television where relationships are built on physical attraction. Just like the nutrition that is lacking from boxed foods, these relationships lack depth and real love.
Unfortunately, this trend has also made its way to the church where people want instant gratification. Health, wealth and prosperity have replaced truth. False teachings are everywhere.
These imitations are making it harder all the time to share the true message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a Christian writer, the temptation is there to follow the trend and probably sell more books. If I just brought in enough to get them interested, I could still end with the truth. But my heart knows there is no joy in imitations and there is no backdoor entry into God’s Kingdom.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
2 Timothy 4:3-5