Life’s too short to miss the real thing; but to experience it we need to return to the original – this is the fundamental reality that must be rekindled in the Christian world today. We need to get back to the basics of our faith and let go of all the human misconceptions which have replaced God and the Bible as the heart of Christian teaching. Classic Christianity was written for this purpose. The name itself conveys this message before the book is even opened. Admittedly, the title was borrowed from the Coca-Cola Company. When they changed their formula, it was not as good as it was before and everyone hated it. However, being a large company, they could not just revert back to the old recipe immediately. Instead, they released Coca-Cola Classic which used the old recipe. Eventually, they phased out the “new” Coke leaving us with the Classic version which should have never been change
This is remarkably like what has happened to Christianity. We changed the formula God gave to us through Jesus. We tweak it here or there, each time hoping to improve upon it, but each change only makes it worse. It becomes watered down, bland, stale, and unpalatable. We need to admit to ourselves what Coke had to admit – the changes DIDN’T work. What we need is to go back to the original, back to the Classic nature of Christianity, back to the wonderful plan God gave us. Only then can we enjoy the abundant life as God intended it.
Bob George radiates a passion for the gospel that is inspirational. His straightforward presentation of Christ’s grace, like an oasis of cool water in a desert, constantly refreshes those who encounter it.” - Thomas Kinkade, Carmel, CA