The Theology of Instant or Real Potatoes
Imagine you’ve gone to a restaurant that boasts of southern cooking. You order pork chops and mashed
potatoes. How would you feel when you find out they actually served you instant mashed potatoes?What is the
difference between real mashed potatoes and the instant variety? What’s the big deal
anyway?I mean when you make mashed potatoes you peel, cook them in boiling water, drain the water, addbutter/margarine, then use a potato masher to produce the perfect mashed potatoes. Sounds like a lotof work.
Read some of the things I’ve learned in my expansive Google search about instant potatoes and see if you can relate them to a discussion on true versus false teachers, real versus unreal Christianity…
Instant Potatoes boast:1.
Only real potatoes match their taste.2.
Come out of a box. (Many false teaching come out of the empty box of someone’s head ratherthan firmly found in God’s Word).
Tried a variety over the years and knew instantly they were not real mashed potatoes. (Whenyou know the real thing the counterfeit or the unreal is easier to determine).4.
Smell just like baked potatoes when you put your nose in the box. (I’ll leave that to your
It is easy to prepare.6.
Because our facilities are located in Idaho our products provide unparalleled appearance,aroma, and flavor.7.
My husband tells me they are as good as cooking your own potatoes and can’t see why he or I
should stand in the kitchen peeling potatoes when neither of us can tell the difference.(Perhaps, nothing theological here, just marital psychology. Husbands will say almost anythingto get out of work especially on Saturday).8.
Think how much potatoes cost in the market and then how inexpensive the instant potatoesare. Save time and money. (Some religions are cheap, easy, and of the instant variety, but dothey stand the test of eternity?)9.
One lady wrote, “I cheat a little…” I guess so. (I imagine that could be the testimony of many a
false teacher or preacher. Cheating a little, subtractin
g a little, or changing a little of God’s Word
could be detrimental to both the changer and the follower).10.
There is a way to eat instant mashed potatoes so that it tastes like the real thing. Use twice-diluted sweetened condensed milk in place of the water called for in the recipe on the package.Then use twice-diluted evaporated milk for the milk ingredient.
(You’ve probably guessed mythinking here is with the “twice
diluted.” Beware of any teaching that is obviously “twice
diluted” and waters down the