“I the LORD do not change.” (Malachi 3:6)
The world we live in is changing faster than an ice cube in the summer sun. We can hardly keep up with quickly changing technology, world events, scientific discoveries and information. Change is happening to the foundations of our society. Change is assaulting the definitions and meaning of truth. We are told change is good, change is necessary and change is inevitable. The progressives march to the cry of change and a president was elected on its promise.
“If you don’t change with the times, you’ll be left behind.” Implicit in those words is a sort of peer pressure: No one wants to be left behind, so you better accept change. Some change is beneficial. But much of the change we see is not good or right. Should a Christian just shut up and accept what is coming?
Our world teaches there is no absolute truth and no firm standard of right and wrong. Thus truth and morals can change according to the whims of self-determination and the consensus of the enlightened. But a Christian holds a different worldview. The Scriptures tell us there is absolute truth and there are clear standards of right and wrong. We have not established them and we have no right to change them.
There is only one Author of truth. There is only one Sovereign who determines morals. What He says is true is absolutely true. What He says is right and wrong is always right and wrong. God Himself is the standard of truth and morals. God has not changed. We dare not change what He declares unchangeable. We dare not accept what He deems unacceptable.
If “left behind” means that we hold firm to unchangeable truth and standards of right and wrong, then let us stay as far back as possible while the world explores “brave” new horizons of Godless changes. We would rather set up camp and strike a stake deep into the Solid Rock then voyage into the sinking sand of progressive enlightenment. One day the stormy seas of God’s holy judgment will devastate these new territories with the force of a million tsunamis. Who will remain? Those who were left behind, hidden in God’s truth and sheltered in the Mighty Fortress who never changes.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling… The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” (Psalm 46:1-3, 11)