Some things never change. The first and best of unchanging things is our holy Creator God, whose “righteous judgments endure forever” (Psalm 119:160). Because God never changes (Malachi 3:6), neither do his standards of justice and righteousness. The precepts of God’s revealed moral laws stand as the ultimate measure of the righteousness of any laws enacted by man. However, due to the effects of man’s sinful rebellion, this seemingly obvious truth is far from universally accepted. It is the inclination of sinful man to reject what he knows to be true about God. To provide a clear expression of his standard for morality, God inscribed the Ten Commandments in stone and gave them to the nation of Israel. Continue Reading
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Not only do denominations differ over their interpretations of various Biblical doctrines, but also within each denomination individual members have their personal peculiarities. Therefore when ministers assemble for a sedate colloquium or college students get together for a friendly bull session, and a question on Biblical doctrine arises, the discussion is bound to be interesting.
Within the past year two such meetings took place-one almost exclusively of ministers and professors, the other almost exclusively of students. It may not be so surprising that the subject of divine guidance and right conduct was taken up at both meetings, but it is worthy of note that in the first meeting a minister from a liturgical and rather formal denomination and in the second meeting some students from much more informal groups, expressed similar sentiments on the Christian’s relation to the law of God. It may also be worthy to note that few of the ministers agreed with the minister, while most of the students agreed with the students. Continue Reading