The Old Paths

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  1. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    The Old Paths" was written by a
    retired minister who lives in Tennessee.

    THE OLD PATHS

    I liked the old paths, when
    Moms were at home.
    Dads were at work.
    Brothers went into the army.
    And sisters got married BEFORE having children!

    Crime did not pay;
    Hard work did;
    And people knew the difference.

    Moms could cook;
    Dads would work;
    Children would behave..

    Husbands were loving;
    Wives were supportive;
    And children were polite.

    Women wore the jewelry;
    And Men wore the pants.
    Women looked like ladies;
    Men looked like gentlemen;
    And children looked decent.

    People loved the truth,
    And hated a lie;
    They came to church to get IN,
    Not to get OUT!

    Hymns sounded Godly;
    Sermons sounded helpful;
    Rejoicing sounded normal;
    And crying sounded sincere.

    Cursing was wicked;
    Drinking was evil;
    and divorce was unthinkable.

    The flag was honored;
    America was beautiful;
    And God was welcome!

    We read the Bible in public;
    Prayed in school;
    And preached from house to house
    To be called an American was worth dying for;
    To be called a Christian was worth living for;
    To be called a traitor was a shame!

    Sex was a personal word.
    Homosexual was an unheard of word,
    And abortion was an illegal word.

    Preachers preached because they had a message;
    And Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY!
    Preachers preached from the Bible;
    Singers sang from the heart;
    And sinners turned to the Lord to be SAVED!

    A new birth meant a new life;

    Salvation meant a changed life;Following Christ led to eternal life.

    Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God;
    Being a deacon meant you would serve the Lord;
    Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus;
    And being a sinner meant someone was praying for you!

    Laws were based on the Bible;
    Homes read the Bible;
    And churches taught the Bible.

    Preachers were more interested in new converts,
    Than new clothes and new cars.
    God was worshiped;
    Christ was exalted;
    and the Holy Spirit was respected.

    Church was where you found Christians
    on the Lord's day, rather than in the garden,
    on the creek bank, on the golf course,
    or being entertained somewhere else.

    I still like the old paths the best.


    AMEN
     
  2. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Thanks for sharing man, great post.
     

  3. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Tony, that was an excellent post buddy and so very true.
     
  4. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

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    Ain't it a shame it isn't still this way? Great post, Tony.
     
  5. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Amen brother Amen, gives one a reason to pause and reflect don't it?

    Later Andy
     
  6. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Ahhhh if there were only more of us that believed this way!!!

    Missing the old ways without ever knowing them!!!
     
  7. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    Wow, great post man.
     
  8. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    I do believe what this country needs is what they call revival.

    Remember them?
     
  9. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    That was an excellant post. Thanks so much for sharing. It goes to show ya how much things have changed.

    This post almost feels like home...brings me back to Sunday dinners and Easter Gatherings with the family. Yeah, alot has changed.
     
  10. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    WOW!What a fantastic post!-----------------pk powell:smile2:
     
  11. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Tony, that retired minister sure hit the nail with those words.

    Thanks for sharing.