Hebrews 13:7-16 & Vintage vs. Novel

Vintage does not mean dead, novel does.  Coca-Cola is classic, it is vintage; that is it is old, but has enduring value.  It has not aged.  Crystal Pepsi was novel and it died.  Novel often means faddish.

Jesus is vintage.  He is ancient, eternal, and immutable.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  This does not limit our exploration of the divine; rather it speaks to the infiniteness of that which is explored.  What must the magnitude of Jesus’ glory be if he is immutable, yet never monotonous or boring?

The dead teachers of the past heralded this Jesus (Hebrews 13:7).  In contrast the false teachers so perverted and distorted Him that their teaching was strange, and diverse (Hebrews 13:9).

The vintage Jesus will live on and prevail, for He is the living one.  The pseudo-novel Jesus will die, for He does not exist.

Spiritually, regarding Jesus, I hope to see you all driving a red ’52 Chevy rather than a modern hybrid with GPS, DVD player, and seat warmers.  Don’t fall prey to the new – it is faddish, it will die, and you will find the quality exceptionally less.

One thought on “Hebrews 13:7-16 & Vintage vs. Novel”

  1. It depends what you define as quality.
    1) Modern hybrids get much better fuel efficiency.
    2) I can’t drive manual transmission.

    On the other hand, I don’t care for seat warmers… too fluffy. I also don’t care for DVD players in cars… stick to conversation (when in groups), or good music (if it has a CD player), or just the sound of the wind rushing through the car (if it is not raining and it’s warm enough that you can put the windows down). I also don’t care for GPS in cars… I’d rather find my own way through exploration, thank you very much.

    Don’t you love digression? 🙂


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