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What Is A Conservative?

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What Is A Conservative?

Some say they are Conservative and have a humble spirit,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and make Holiness attractive,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and are careful with facts and truth,

Others say they are Conservative and aren’t.

Some claim they are Conservative and have Internet access,

Others claim they are Conservative and don’t.

Some feel like they are Conservative and allow slits in skirts,

Others feel like they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and allow wedding bands,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some claim they are Conservative and know more sports facts than Bible,

Others claim they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and have large churches,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and run off more than they get in,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some claim they are Conservative and are given to hospitality,

Others claim they are Conservative and aren’t.

Some say they are Conservative and trust God for their healing,

Others say they are Conservative and go to doctors.

Some claim they are Conservative and wear only long sleeves,

Others claim they are Conservative and don’t.

Some look like they are Conservative and don’t eat were they serve alcohol,

Others look like they are Conservative and do.

Some feel like they are Conservative and laugh easily,

Others feel like they are Conservative and don’t laugh.

Some say they are Conservative and are men of great intellect,

Others say they are Conservative.

Some claim they are Conservative and are self-righteous,

Others claim they are Conservative and aren’t.

Some look like they are Conservative and say “I Love Lucy”,

Others look like they are Conservative and don’t know Lucy.

Some feel like they are Conservative and are Revivalists,

Others feel like they are Conservative and aren’t.

Some say they are Conservative and have a prayer life,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and wear costly array,

Others say they are Conservative and don’t.

Some feel like they are Conservative and are bitter,

Others feel like they are Conservative and aren’t.

Some look like they are Conservative and make it harder to be saved than God does,

Others look like they are Conservative and don’t.

Some claim they are Conservative and are straight as a gun barrel,

Others claim they are Conservative and are as empty as one.

Some look like they are Conservative and are gentle with others,

Others look like they are Conservative and aren’t.

Some feel like they are Conservative and allow video, for school, job, education, etc,

Others feel like they are Conservative and don’t.

Some say they are Conservative and are good looking,

Others say they are Conservative.

We are all different.

What binds us together enough to overlook each other’s differences?

What is the common denominator?

What are the things most surely believed among us?

Could it be we are here, trying to do our best to be careful in a world that isn’t?

Could it be we are trying to do our best to please God and not man?

Could it be that we are attempting to draw closer to God instead of re-evaluating all of our Holiness standards?

Could it be that we are very serious about pleasing God?

If So, Welcome!

I’m Happy To Call Myself A Conservative!

Martyn Ballestero

Written by Martyn Ballestero

January 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

5 Responses

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  1. Bro. Ballestero, I love this blog! No truer words have yet been spoken!
    God bless you my friend.

    J. Michael Wilson

    January 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

    • Such succinct, pithy wisdom could come only from the son of Carl Ballestero! Love you.

      Haymon

      January 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

  2. How timely. I have been pondering holiness/conservatism for quite awhile. I’m wondering how it’s holding up in the church during such rapidly changing times. The less conservative seems to be the most accepted. Sad but what an opportunity to stand out among the rest and exemplify strength and resilience.

    d.e.c.

    January 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

  3. Love, love this blog! The line Some say they are Conservative and are men of great intellect, Others say they are Conservative” made me laugh out loud!!!!

    You never cease to amaze me!!!!

    Carlene

    January 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm

  4. Nicely, the blog post is truly the best on this valuable topic. I consent with your conclusions and willdesperately look forward to your following updates. Saying thanks will not be sufficient, for the fantastic clarity in your writing. I will immediately grab your rss feed to stay abreast of any updates. Enjoyable work and much success!

    Patsy I. Sinclair

    January 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm


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