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Call a Meatloaf a Meatloaf

It mys­ti­fies me how peo­ple take the same tra­di­tions and meth­ods of mod­ern Chris­tian­i­ty, mix and match them in dif­fer­ent ways, and expect to get dif­fer­ent results.

I’ve met peo­ple who are tired of the tra­di­tions of ‘insti­tu­tion­al­ized’ Chris­tian­i­ty. They’re tired of doing the Bible stud­ies, Sun­day ser­vices, youth groups, Sun­day school, etc., but when and if they leave that sys­tem, more often than not they end up doing the same types of tra­di­tions out­side the sys­tem. It’s easy to become yet anoth­er denom­i­na­tion.

If you want to make a cake, but you use all of the ingre­di­ents for meat­loaf, it does­n’t mat­ter how many dif­fer­ent ways you put those ingre­di­ents togeth­er, or at what tem­per­a­ture or for how long you bake it, you’re going to end up with a meat­loaf. It may be a dif­fer­ent con­sis­ten­cy, or be half-baked, or be most­ly char­coal, but it’s still a hunk of meat. Adding frost­ing and can­dles just makes peo­ple nau­seous.

We need to stop call­ing a meat­loaf a cake. A meat­loaf is a meat­loaf.

If it’s a cake you’re after, you’re going to have to be will­ing to lose the ground beef and toma­to sauce. It’s going to take aban­don­ing your opin­ions and ideas of how a cake ought to be made. We’ve proven that we know how to make a fine meat­loaf, but God’s look­ing for some­thing else. He wants a wed­ding cake. He has His own recipe, and is a real­ly fine bak­er. We should give him the kitchen (our hearts) to work in, get out of the way, stop telling Him how to do His job, and let Him bake.

2 replies on “Call a Meatloaf a Meatloaf”

😀 Excel­lent point, David. And so unique! I nev­er would have thought of the meat­loaf, but I loved it!

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