Monday, February 13, 2012

Some Things Never Change

By Jimmy W. Cox
     All of us are aware that so very many things change so often that we could easily decide that everything changes. Some would even think that God’s Word should change so that it "would be adapted to modern times." However, this idea is false. John 17:17 says: "Sanctify them through thy truth, God’s Word is Truth." To add to God’s Word or take things away from it, will bring damnation. (Rev. 22:19).
     Human nature has not changed – All kinds of sins are still being committed – the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the vain glory of life. Rom. 6:23– "The wages of sin is death." That is why we need a Saviour.
"But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them." (Heb. 7:24-25).
     Mankind still has needs that can only be met by the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Mankind still needs spiritual guidance. "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps." (Jer. 10:23). We need salvation from sin. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Rom. 3:23). Only Jesus Christ can supply that need. "For the son of man (Jesus) is come to seek and save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10).
We need encouragement because of weakness. (Read Gal. 6:1-2). We need sympathy because of sorrow. "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." (Rom. 12:15). Man needs hope because of death. Since Jesus overcame death, he has power to raise us also. (Read 1 Cor. 15:20 and 15:32).
     Jesus Christ is unchanging. "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever." (Heb. 13:8). He is still man’s only saviour. "Though He was a Son, ye He learned obedience by the things He suffered. And having been perfected, He because the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. (Heb. 5:8-9).
Let our Lord provide you with all spiritual blessings. (Eph. 1:3). Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (John 8:24); Repent of your sins (Acts 2:38); Confess Christ publicly (Rom. 10:9-10); Be baptized into Christ (Acts 2:38, Rom. 6:3-5). Be faithful the rest of your life (Rev. 2:10).

- Jimmy W. Cox lives in Sandy Hook, MS and attends the Columbia church of Christ in Columbia, MS. He may be contacted at

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