Has The Word of the Lord Changed?
By Dennis Huebshman
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. (Genesis 1:1) From that moment to the present, it’s believed biblically, that about 6000 years have passed. There are secular scientists that have come up with all kinds of mathematical theories that say the earth is probably nearer to a billion years old. Their contention is that the 6-day creation, plus one day of rest, are not the same time frame as today. They say each day was much longer as God could not have possibly created everything in 6 24-hour periods. (any emphasis is mine)
In Matthew 19:26, Jesus was giving an illustration of how hard it would be for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God. His quote to them covered that, plus everything else about the Father when, “Jesus looked at them and replied; This is impossible for mere humans, but for God, all things are possible.”
One thing we have to remember, God did not start out with a seedling, like planting a new tree, and then had to wait for it to grow and mature. The earth was immediately fully developed and ready for habitation, which He provided step by step as given in Genesis.
God developed “time” for us, and He is not bound by it like we are. Genesis 1:3-5, “God said, Let there be light, and there was light. (4) God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the darkness. (5) God called the light “day” and the darkness “night”. There was evening and there was morning, marking the first day.”
Skipping all the way to 2 Peter 3:8, “Now dear friends, do not let this one thing escape your notice; that a single day is like a thousand years with the Lord, and a thousand years are like a single day.” During the time this earth has been in existence, man has ruined the beautiful creation that the Father meant for us. Man was initially created to be immortal, but the first sin in Genesis 3 brought death into the world, and the sin-nature has been passed on to all of us. Eventually, God will take out this earth and provide a new one that will not be subject to sin. Meanwhile, satan and his demons are allowed to continue their evil ways until the White Throne Judgment, and never again after that.
Going to 2 Peter 3:13, “But according to His promise, we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness truly resides.” Then, on to Revelation 21:1-2, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. (2) And I saw the Holy City – the New Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband.”
Going from Genesis 1:1 to today, it’s believed about 6000 years have passed, and to the end of the Millennium should be around 7000 years, give or take a decade or so. To the Father, who is omnipotent – all powerful; omniscient – all knowing; and omnipresent – everywhere at once, it’s been about 7 days that have passed. For satan and his demons, it’s been the full time as he doesn’t have the same qualities as his Creator, and unlike God, he doesn’t know when the end time will actually take place.
So, the questions remain; has God changed, in any way, His attitude about what is and what isn’t sin? Has He decided that Jesus is not the only way to Heaven, therefore, voiding John 14:6 and any other references to this? Has He decided that what He once called abominations, are now not really that bad, and will overlook them? Has He taken out any references to the final judgments, and the possibility of eternity in a Lake of Fire? Are the Rapture and 7-year tribulation just myths? Finally, is the Bible His true and inerrant word, or just a book of fables?
Did you answer “Yes” to any of the above? If you did, please read 1 John 2:18-19; 22-24, “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist (final one) is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour (each minute gains in intensity). (19) They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us (never spiritually saved), because if they really belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But they went out from us to demonstrate that all of them (false prophets and antichrists) do not belong to us. (22) Who is the liar, but the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah)? This one is the antichrist; the person who denies the Father and Son. (23) Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son, has the Father also. (24) As for you, what you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you will also remain in the Son and in the Father.”
Next, 2 Peter 1:20-21, “Above all, you do well if you recognize this; no prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, (21) for no prophecy was ever born of human impulse (such as is today), rather by men carried along by the Holy Spirit from God.”
Titus 1:2, “…in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began.”
Numbers 23:19, “The preeminent One of Israel does not go back on His word or change His mind, for He is not a human being that changes his mind.
Hebrews 6:18, “…so that we who have found refuge in Him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.”
Therefore, Romans 10:9-10; 12-13, “…because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (10) For with the heart one believes, and thus has righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, and thus has salvation. (12) For there is no distinction between the Jew and the Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of All, who richly blesses All who call on Him. (13) For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
We all need Jesus as we all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Even though the Jews are God’s chosen people because of His covenant through Abraham, all who accept Jesus because of Calvary will avoid the coming wrath, if they will accept Jesus as their Savior. Re-read Romans 10:12; God will not turn anyone away who accepts His Son. Through Jesus all of our sins are forgiven. He died on the cross, so we could live forever with Him in Heaven.
The downside is, all who accept this world, and what it has to offer, and rejects the Son, will not have the Father, and they will be punished in the Lake of Fire forever. (Revelation 20:11-15) This includes those of His chosen who do not accept “Yeshua” as their Messiah. By the end of the tribulation, all of the Israelites will believe, but at a huge cost. Zechariah 13:8 tells of a loss of 2/3 of the people who will be “cut off and die”, but 1/3 will be left.
We are rapidly approaching the final (70th.) week of Daniel, which will be 7 years of pure misery. It is so easy to avoid this by accepting the free offer from our Savior. He paid the price completely with His blood, and all who accept Him will have all their sins forgiven. You cannot earn or buy His forgiveness – it’s freely given. He will take us out of here before the First Seal Judgment starts. That is the one that releases the antichrist. Once you call out the Him to forgive and accept you as His, the Holy Spirit will reside within you until you are with Jesus.
Call today – He’s waiting for you – tomorrow may just be too late.