A Constant Eternal Unchanging Security
Our world is in a constant state of fear, flux, chaos and confusion. Truth, love, logic and common-sense have somehow seemingly been separated and sequestered from society in general. The good guys are now often regarded and portrayed as the bad guys; the negative is now often glorified and accepted as the positive (Isa. 5:20); and some have become so completely confused that they are no longer even able to tell the difference between being born a boy or a girl (Gen. 1:27; Matt. 19:4-5; Rom. 1:18-32)! Add to this, the currently-evolving and ever-changing and challenging new Coronavirus rules, reactions, restrictions and resolutions on a seemingly daily basis; as well as the unbelievable upheaval in the world of sports as things like our beloved national anthem, team names we have known for decades, and similar other time-honored traditions are now being undermined, uprooted, corrupted and/or obliterated right before our very eyes.
In such a crazy, shifting, and virtually sinking in quicksand world as ours, where nothing ever seems to be able to remain stable, steady, or on solid ground anymore, it is wonderful beyond words to daily enjoy the eternal security of experiencing something that neither man, sin, time, or anything else on earth can ever touch, change, affect, distort, corrupt, or destroy – ever … and that is the eternal, untouchable, and unchangeable nature and elements of none other than the living and almighty God Himself (Matt. 7:24-27; Col. 2:1-10).
You see, God does not change (Mal. 3:6). Neither does His Son Jesus Christ (Heb. 13:8). Nor does Their word, the Holy Bible (Jn. 8:31-32, 12:48, 17:17); like Them, it too, is forever and totally timeless (Ps. 119:89). It is also within those forever unchanging and unchangeable instructions, of the forever unchanging and unchangeable God, that we find everything He ever wanted for us to know about His forever unchanging and unchangeable church (Eph. 3:8-11). His one (Eph. 4:4-6), forever unchanging and unchangeable (Jude 3), blood bought (Acts 20:28), pre-denominational (1 Cor. 1:10; Phil. 1:27), New Testament church; the one which He referred to in His word as the body, or church(es), of Christ (Rom. 16:16; 1 Cor. 12:12, 27; Eph. 1:22-23, 4:4-6; Col. 1:18, 24).
While Jesus was here on earth, He promised Peter that he would open up His church/kingdom (Matt. 16:13-19). This would (and later on did) happen in Jerusalem, again, just as promised in Scripture (Acts 1:7-2:47; Isa. 2:2-3). Since that day, in 33 A.D., when the Lord established His church through the divinely-inspired and delivered message preached by the Apostle Peter, thus opening up Christ’s church for entrance into by those who would similarly accept, believe, and by faith obey the message Peter preached that day, the Lord’s church has remained the same. Despite all the thousands of man-made and named churches, teachings, and philosophies that have sprung up in the nearly two thousand years since (Mk. 7:5-13; Col. 2:6-14), Christ’s faithful church has not, does not, and will not ever change or deviate from God’s divine blueprint (2 Tim. 3:14-4:4; 2 Ptr. 1:16-21).
Faithful congregations of Christ’s church still carry and honor His name just as seen in Scripture; because He bought it with His own blood, and because there is no power in any other (Rom. 16:16; Acts 20:28; Acts 4:12). They still insist upon exactly the same requirements for the forgiveness of sins and entrance into His church as the Apostle Peter insisted upon by divine inspiration nearly two thousand years ago (Acts 2:38-41, 47). As they worship each and every first day of the week, each member still practices the singing of God’s praises without instrumental accompaniment; the breaking of bread or taking of communion; listening to a lesson directly from His word; and the joyful giving of their means as they have prospered – all, exactly as Christ’s church has continually done without change, corruption, or diversion from the divine pattern, since its establishment nearly twenty centuries ago (See: Eph. 5:17-21; Col. 3:16-17; Acts 20:7; 2 Tim. 4:1-2; 1 Cor. 16:1-2; 2 Cor. 9:6-7).
Isn’t it time for more security and stability in your life? If so, then please contact us to learn more about the Lord’s church today (Hebs. 12:22-29)!