Matthew 24: 35 states “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” The same authority behind the creation of all things, John 1:1-3, made this statement. Truth is one thing that does not change, regardless of who it is, country you live in, or generation of man.
We talk about how the world is changing, how we are living in a different generation, and that things are constantly changing. Our opinions of how these changes affect us, whether good or bad, differ from person to person. These changes have impact on our lives, our homes, our government, and our religious beliefs, altering the way we react. But one thing is certain, truth has not changed. John 12:47-48 tells us that these same words are the words, the truths, we will be judged by. Since the New Testament was given for guidance into all truth, John 16:13, these truths reflect every aspect of our lives, whether it is personal, our home, our workplace, our political persuasion, and especially our worship and service to God the Creator. As Christ was preparing for His return to Heaven, He instructs His disciples/apostles that the Holy Spirit would complete their education of truth, John 16:7-15. The purpose these words were given: (1) to reprove the world of sin, (2) instruct in righteousness, and (3) the warning of judgment. So these truths have not changed nor will they ever change.
Governments are given their authority by God, Romans 13:1, and we must respect them as they rule according to God’s truths. When they go beyond God’s truths and establish their own false truths, we are not subject to their law, and their subject to be punished by God. The Old Testament gives many examples of God overturning nations, having departed from His truths. They were referred to as “heathen” nations. Regardless of their system of governing, they are responsible to abide within God’s law, or be punished.
Homes were ordained by God, in Genesis 1-2, and man was given the authority over all things, wife, children, and animals. Ephesians 5: 21-33, states the husband has authority, and the wife is to respect that authority. God’s inspired writer, Paul, continues with a comparison between Christ and His bride, the church. At no time, were children ever given authority, whether the old law, or Christ’s. Children were commanded to honor their parents in obedience and respect to them, Ephesians 6:1-4. Parents will be held accountable before God whether they carried out God’s will on this matter. Wives will be held accountable before God whether they honored, obeyed, the husband’s authority. Husbands will be held accountable before God whether they loved and treated their wives s their own bodies. Regardless, of the authority God has appointed, we are subject, Hebrews 13:17.
Yes, things have changed in our world, far from God’s Word, but the responsibility still remains, and God’s judgment is yet impending. We are still accountable for how we have kept His truths in all the areas of our lives. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14. Hebrews 9:27 both remind us of our responsibility to God and our facing a day of judgment. No one is missing death, and no one will miss the judgment of God.
How are we doing with our responsibility before God? Are we going along with the flow of the wicked of humanity, with the changes which depart from God’s truths? We are accountable, just as we’ve seen that nature is accountable!
I invite you to visit our website: www.histruths.net , and study with us there as well. We will have a “gospel meeting” or some refer to a “revival” where we will study and instruct further into God’s truths May 7-10th at our building at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to study with us and attend. No money will be collected at these evening meetings, according to God’s truths.