Thursday, February 10, 2011

Immutable Word

We spent much time considering God's immutability--the quality of being unchanging.  Therefore, if God is eternally unchanging then what about His word?  It would have to be unalterable as well.  There is no wiggle room, then, to change His word to say something other than what He declares.  Peter Hitchens (brother of the infamous athiest, Christopher Hitchins) affirms, *"The second atheist problem is the unbelievers' assertion that it is possible to determine what is right and what is wrong without God.  They have a fundamental inability to concede that to be effectively absolute, a moral code needs to be beyond human power to alter."  In essence, you simply cannot change the laws, precepts, and teachings of God without accountability to God for it.  Maybe that is why Jeremiah, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, wrote, "A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"  Jeremiah 5:30-31  The people were altering God's word, speaking falsely in His name, or adding to and deleting from His word.  He concludes with a rhetorical question that speaks of divine retribution, "...what will ye do in the end thereof?"

I ran across this article.  It is not news.  It is not newsworthy.  It is yet another example of an attempt to make sin sound legitimate.  It is yet another attempt to change the values of this nation in opposition to the clear and definite directions of God.  Notice the many comments in the comments section where people alter, add to, take away from, misinterpret, or reinterpret the word of God.  The author of this article and those who agree with or seek to strengthen the argument are more than likely unawares or seriously underestimating their inability to change the immutable word of the immutable God! 

My Take: The Bible’s surprisingly mixed messages on sexuality – CNN Belief Blog - Blogs

I knew that my comment would be moderated, so I copied it.  Here it is. It is the first I have made on this specific news venue.

"Personally, I think this is some of the most ignorant and uninformed foolishness I have ever read. God is God; He is an immutable God! He does not change His mind at the whim and fancy of men or the railings of a godless society or the ramblings of a so-called "minister". That is the essence of the verse, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.' Also see "For I am the LORD, I change not;". He does not change His word even when every news agency and TV show of fallen man tries to change His mind for Him. He does not now nor ever will follow the false notion of what is "politically correct". Those who use the concept of, "judge not" as some here have done are hypocrites–which literally means to underjudge. You have underjudged the message of the Bible. You have missed the many other times in the New Testament where men are told to be discerners of truth as in 1 Peter and Jude, 1 John and others. He has clearly taught that homosexuality, as well as pedophilia, adultery, and a whole host of other sins are wrong. They are society killers. Don't drag the Almighty down to your foolish notions of what is right and wrong and seriously consider the words of His prophet, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Isaiah 5:20
Yet in His infinite love for a fallen race, the race of Adam, He has provided a gracious atonement, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16"

God Bless!  
*Hitchens, Peter;  The Rage Against God: How Atheism Led Me To Faith
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing
Page 141

1 comment:

  1. John,
    This was so well written.
    I LOVE when we tell the TRUTH about our Father.
    I never get tired of hearing the things about Him that are true.
    He is being so misrepresented today,

    by people that have never known Him and can never understand Him, without the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    Its so comforting to read the writings of other people that love God as much as we do.
    I'm glad that you are writing again.