The Old Time Religion: More Timely Than Ever From several months before man walked on the moon and wallowed in the mud at Woodstock comes this uncompromising message that is still timely and relevant 41 years later (even as Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie fast become trivia questions). Pastor Geehan gives an earnest warning to Christians, highlighted by an expounding on the phrase "the worm dieth not" from Mark 9. Geehan also warns against "declension," a term little used in 2010 but nonetheless practiced everywhere under the term "backsliding" or that cooling off from being on fire for God to a lukewarmness that God promised to spew from his mouth. So many believers have abandoned their first love, watching American Idol instead of studying the Scriptures. Among the statements that stirred me to thought and convicted me were Geehan's criticizing stores for opening for business on Sundays, flouting the sabbath. Forty years later so many devout believers (myself among them) think nothing of whiling away a Sunday afternoon in a store, stopping by Starbcks, etc. It's fascinating but frightening how fast the barricades fall from taboo to unquestioned acceptance (Christian rock music in churches and tattoos are examples in our age of hitherto unthinkable things now raising few eyebrows). A compelling and convicting wake-up call.