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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: The Bible Hasn’t Changed in 2,000 Years

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By John MacFarlane, pastor of First Baptist Church, Bryan, Ohio, Truth? or TRUTH!

Though worldly ideas and “truths” may change, the truth of God’s Word never changes.  For the truth of God’s Word to change, God would have to change.  His nature would have to change and that’s never going to happen.

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God tells us in Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Since His attributes and nature never change, God is ALWAYS truth, therefore, His WORD is always truth and that truth “endureth forever.” (Psalm 117:2)

There will never come a time where better or more current information will rectify some previous Biblical error.  What God’s Word taught 2,000 years ago will be the same, valid truths needing to be taught 2,000 years from now, should the Lord tarry.

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    ... Zoe ~

    John MacFarlane: “His nature would have to change and that’s never going to happen.”

    Zoe: What does he mean by “nature?” His personality? Changing his mind? It appears to me that this “God” changes his mind. Made a few mistakes or admits to them it seems. The Flood. Putting a snake in the Garden. Inventing Lucifer. Still don’t know if he created Lucifer or Lucy. If indeed omniscient etc. why does his omnipotence seem a little unstable.

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    Benny S

    MacFarlane: “There will never come a time where better or more current information will rectify some previous Biblical error.”

    So then, First Century Christians understood the doctrine of the Trinity?

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      Danny (the ex-Baptist) Plumber

      That’s a great one, Benny! I gotta remember that comeback in case I want to confront some typical 2024 Born Agains. Problem is that most modern Christians wouldn’t even know what you”re talking about. “Doctrine of the Trinity”, is that the new Star Wars sequel? Or maybe the latest Judas Priest album.

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    Charles S. Oaxpatu

    “…should the Lord tarry…”

    That is blasphemous at best. It implies that Evangelical man has an all-controlling schedule, and God is somehow dragging his ass in getting things done according to the fundie schedule. What an idiot!!!

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    ObstacleChick

    So God changed his mind about slavery? Like, it used to be ok and he put in Jewish Law how to treat your enslaved people, who could be an enslaved person, under what circumstances could an enslaved person be freed, etc? And now, what, it’s not ok to enslaved people? Seems like a pretty big change to me.

    Even supposedly wiping away Jewish Law for those who accept Jesus as their Personal Pan Pizza, I mean, Lord and Savior. That’s a change of mind.

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