Hold to God's Unchanging Hand

The Bible is under attack, but, then, it always has been by those enslaved to Satan, The world has consistently hated the restraints God’s law places on them. They delude themselves with the empty hope that their eternal destiny is not hell although the Bible says it is.

Denominational people do not consider themselves as being part of the world, but they are. They make no effort to believe or practice what the Bible teaches. In fact, they readily ignore, twist, pervert, or explain away any part of God’s Word that does not conform to their humanly-devised theories. Then, in arrogance and pride, they claim such rebellion is pleasing to God! In what way are they different from the rest of the world?

Only one group of people has the approval of God—those who submit to His will in humble, faithful obedience (Matthew 7:21-23). Obeying God’s will involves, among other things, complying with the conditions of salvation and being added by the Lord to His church (Acts 2:38; Colossians 2:12-13; I Corinthians 12:13).

It is not, never has been, and never will be, the place of man to sit in judgment on the law of the all-wise God (James 4:11-12). Mere men have never been given the power to add to or take away from God’s Word in even the most minute way (Deuteronomy 4:2; Galatians 1:6-9; Revelation 22:18-19). On the contrary, men are repeatedly warned of the severe consequences they can expect if they do.

Even in the church of Christ a certain element (who are more worldly than like their Savior) is continually assaulting some portion of God’s will. God’s people have always done this. Israel was warned about it repeatedly, yet she was in rebellion far more than she was faithful.

This has also been a problem in the body of Christ. Apostasy is condemned in the strongest terms (Matthew 7:15; Acts 20:29-30; I Timothy 4:1-3; II Timothy 3:1-5; 4:3; Revelation 22:18-19). Still, for whatever cause, some brethren refuse to speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where it is silent (I Peter 4:11). They do not believe in the verbal inspiration, inerrancy, or the authority of God’s Word, and they are working diligently to destroy your faith.

We do not have to let their worldly wisdom undermine our faith in God’s Word. They may have advanced degrees, but remember: their training was not in the Bible; it was in theology—what infidels to pure Christianity think about God and His religion. This is a classic example of misguided men, who love the sectarian world more than Christ and His will, trying to change pure Christianity into another man-made sect. To believe them is spiritual suicide (Galatians 1:6-9).

Al Brown