March 29th, 2013 | By admin
by Katt Anderson
Each year for the past 170 years, Marshall County, KY has celebrated Tater Day. Monday, April 1 is the official Tater Day this year. People show up to walk the streets, but not for the same reason the day was started so long ago.
Tater Day was started by the farmers to swap sweet potato slips, or sweet potato plants. The courthouse closed and all businesses so these farmers would have time to visit and swap their plants. Through the years it has changed to what it is today.
Today, Tater Day is a day to walk the streets of Benton with your dog and women dressed in their shortest shorts and halters. It is a day for Funnel Cakes, Corn Dogs, and other eats. I wonder how shocked the founders of this day would be if they came back and walked the streets of Benton.
This is a lot like the church. Many churches have wandered away from what the Bible teaches about Christianity. They have added things and taken away things that they felt were not important. What would Peter and Paul think if they walked into one of our churches today. I’m sure they would be shocked to see an organ, a choir loft, and cushy seats. They would also be shocked at how many times people looked at their watches in anticipation to finish the chore of church and get on with their Sunday.
Yes, churches have changed. A lot of times the Bible is not even read in sermons. How do you think Jesus feels about that? His Word not even quoted. Christ died so we could have remission of our sins. It’s that easy, but we must obey what is taught in the New Testament. We cannot add or take away from His Word. We have to take it like it is. I’m so thankful there are men who are willing to do this. If the apostles came to church with me, I feel they would not be so shocked. We sing, pray, take the Lord’s Supper, give of our means, and hear the Word of God spoken in each Sunday assembly. That’s what the Bible teaches. I believe Peter and Paul would be very comfortable and would worship with us. Can you say the same about the church you go to?