How Firm a Foundation
Monday, May 18, 2020
"... all things change but truth, and ... truth alone ... lives on forever." – The Lone Ranger Creed by Frank Striker
It comes in many different shapes and sizes, some of them seemingly innocent in nature, at least at first. To what am I referring? The questioning of moral absolutes. Here are a few examples, followed by my personal rebuttals.
False Premise: “Because the U.S. Constitution is a living, breathing document, we can infer that its Framers meant to include a woman’s right to abort her own baby under the provisions of the Fourth Amendment.”
Rebuttal: The U.S. Constitution is not a living, breathing document. On the contrary, it was meant to provide a permanent and unshakable foundation and framework for American law and jurisprudence. It can be amended but should not be misinterpreted to promote a particular political or social agenda. And as far as the Fourth Amendment is concerned, it deals with illegal searches and seizures, which were common under British rule. No matter how the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, murdering an unborn child should not be protected under the right of privacy.
False Premise: “The Bible was written thousands of years ago, in some cases by unlearned men. Therefore, parts of it are naturally outdated and do not apply to modern-day life because its authors could not have possibly envisioned life in the 21st century.”
Rebuttal: The true Author of the Bible is the Holy Spirit, not the men who penned its 66 books (see 2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1:21). And the Almighty and Everlasting God who, according to Isaiah 46:9-10 declares “the end from the beginning”, does not come with an expiration date… and neither does His Eternal Word (see Psalm 119:89 and Matthew 24:35).
My friend, please do not allow biblical critics and historical revisionists to influence your thinking. Instead, stand firm on the moral absolutes of God and His Word.
“Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is truth.” Psalm 119:142 (NKJV)
“For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 3:11 (NKJV)
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” I Timothy 1:17 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President
Editor’s Note: Look for Part 2 of this devotional tomorrow.