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Pastor: Bro. Bobby Clark

Faith Baptist Church

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Crossville, TN. 38557
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God Hasn’t Changed His Mind

Last week the Supreme Court of our land passed a law. Yes, I know their job isn’t to pass laws but to interpret laws, but I guess they forgot their responsibilities. They essentially passed a law to allow same sex marriage throughout the United States. As I remember there have been thirty something states that voted against this law in fair and open elections and no state passed this law in a popular vote. But the judges of our land have overridden the popular vote of the people to go along with what they deem as politically correct. Well, I would rather be Biblically right than politically correct anytime. I will say this: one day the judges who voted for this law will stand before a Righteous Judge themselves. This same court, maybe different judges, passed laws to take the Bible and prayer out of our schools, allowed abortion to murder millions of innocent children and now they have redefined marriage. You can mark this down; God will have the final word on this and all the other corruption coming out of Washington! Having said that let me address the message for this week. Regardless what man does, passes into law, says or thinks, there are some things in which God still has not changed His mind on.

God hasn’t changed His mind on the home and how it should function. The home is the first thing God instituted upon earth. It wasn’t a lodge, a club or even the church but it was the home. All the way back to the garden in Genesis 2 God took a rib from Adam and made woman and brought her to him. When Adam saw her he said “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh”. Paul emphasized this in his writings over in Ephesians 5:31 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh”. God created male and female and established the marriage between them. He never sanctioned man with man or woman with woman. Leviticus 18:22 says “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination”. The home which God established has an order as everything God does has order. Again back in Genesis 3:16 He said unto the woman after the fall “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee” Paul reiterates that in Ephesians 5 where he says that the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is head of the church. And the children are to be in subjection unto the parents obeying them for this is right in the sight of the Lord. God still hasn’t changed His mind on the home and how it is to operate.

Secondly, God hasn’t changed His mind on His Book the Bible. Psalms 119:89 states “Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in Heaven”. That means it is fixed and unshaken. In Matthew 24:35 Jesus said “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall never pass away”. Paul wrote over in Second Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”. The word “inspiration” means God breathed; so if this Book is God breathed how can it have any discrepancies or errors? It can’t because it is perfect as He is perfect. All we believe; all we preach; all we stand on and live by is backed up by this Book and it is our final authority in faith and practice. Man may try to do away with it, change it and pervert it but it will stand forever.

Next, God hasn’t changed His mind on evangelism. Mark 16:15 still says “Go ye into the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. That is not a suggestion or an option but it is a command from the lips of our Lord Himself. Why should we go? Mankind is naturally lost and is in need of being saved from his lost condition and we who have the truth of the gospel are to go and tell this truth to them. Will all be saved? No; but some will and we need to warn them of an approaching doom. Where is our compassion for the lost? Where is our desire to see them saved? We sit at the church in our comfortable services and request prayers for people to come into our services but that is not the Biblical way of doing things. We are to go to where they are and get them. When you go fishing you don’t wait for the fish to come to your house do you? Neither should we wait for the sinner to come to the church; we need to go to where he is and catch him there.

The last thing we will look at is God hasn’t changed His mind on salvation. It used to be a person was saved when he heard the gospel, fell under Holy Ghost conviction and came to Jesus with sorrow repenting of his sins. But in these days a person is saved by joining a church, by being baptized, by raising a hand or by repeating a short prayer. When did God change His mind on all of this? Did I fail to get the text message or email from God? I am getting old so did I just forget it? No; God hasn’t changed because He is God and He cannot change. Mankind is still saved the same way he has always been but man has come up with a slick way to make a person still feel good about himself while adding to his numbers. This lie man is propagating now is making people a twofold more a child of Hell than ever before! Before a person is saved he must realize he is lost. Our Bible which we use for all faith and practice tells us that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. That means that all people are sinners and are in need of salvation. Then it tells us that “God commended His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” He paid what we could not pay. He shed His blood for us to where we can be saved. Then the Bible goes on to say “That if thou shalt confess with the mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. And in Romans 10:13 he goes on to say “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.

I may be old and I may have forgotten some things but I don’t remember God changing His mind on any of these things. I may be wrong but again I just may be right and where will that leave you my friend? Your soul hinges on you being right as I am.                 

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