in this life is uncertain. We have no promise
that we will be here tomorrow. Every day someone leaves
this world. Family ties that one time seemed cemented
to each other are splintered, some to never be repaired.
Businesses that we remember as a child are no longer
open; windows are boarded or maybe the building
demolished completely. Best-friend friends allow
circumstances and/or distance to separate them.
Relationships that were meant to be “until death do us
part” are irretrievably broken, households torn apart.
all sounds negative, doesn’t it? Unfortunately it is
true. We can be thankful for family and friends who
remain faithful, for comfortable homes, transportation
and our loving church family; but honestly, it could
be different in a moment. We want things that make us
feel safe and happy, but they might disappear.
only thing that we can absolutely depend on is what God
has said and what He does.
Absolute = Perfect, complete, whole, definite, actual,
your pick: any one of the single definitive words can
be attributed to our God.
be absolute something is not dependent on anything
else; not relative, it’s a law without condition.
Let’s look at “something that is not dependent on
anything else.” God is Who He is without the assistance
of thought or act of anything or anyone else. He is
self- contained, self-sufficient and exists without
maintenance or dependence on anything. He told Moses
that He was “I AM.” No further definition was needed.
is not “relative.” He is God always without
consideration of any other fact. There is no “just in
case, what if, maybe, when or sometimes.” He is not a God of
relativity. His Word is not relative. He means what He
says under all circumstances, no exceptions or
exemptions. For example, He said “Thou shalt not lie,”
and did not have addendums that would alter the original
command. Pull up any commandment and the same principle
is applicable, always.
God’s Word is an Absolute and God protects the veracity
Veracity = Habitual truthfulness, honesty, truth,
accuracy of perception
Bible is, without exception, veracious (true, honest), no
is universally applicable; it has unlimited range.
Everyone, everywhere is subject to God’s Word and its
exactness, even if they don’t think so.
you get my gist? I got off on this tangent after
watching a television program discussing the “Common
Core Standards” that are beginning to invade our public
school system. And in fact even private Christian
schools! I heard of an incident of a parent questioning
a Christian school teacher about a textbook that clearly
had a notation under its cover indicating it was a
“Common Core” text. She discovered that teachers were
told if they admitted to parents that it was a “CC”
text, they would be terminated!
not going to attempt to describe the tenants of the CC
Standard; I’m not qualified. But I am going to strongly
suggest if you care about what your children,
grandchildren or friends’ children are being subjected
to in the classrooms that you do your own intensive
research. I will only relate one example here regarding
the “fuzzy math” being taught.
If your six-year-old is given a math problem that would
have the correct answer of “2”(like 1+1=??) and she
answers “3,” it would be considered correct if she could
explain how she arrived at that incorrect
answer. It would not be marked wrong! It wouldn’t
matter that 1+1 has always been 2, the “relativity” of
it would be, she could explain how she arrived at the
answer, though wrong. So it is right!
isn’t basically about the idiocy of relative incorrect,
fuzzy-math problem answer. I began to think how this
kind of thinking has permeated the Christian world and
how widespread it has become. You see, sin isn’t really
sin if you can justify the action; so there is no need
to repent and be restored. This is dangerous doctrine!
Let’s return to the veracity of God’s Word that has been
mutilated, paraphrased, changed to meet every relative
experience until it’s hardly recognizable. Neither is
the lifestyle of its adherents.
(Psalm 119:89) “Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in
like what Matthew Henry said about this verse. He said
this is opposed to the changes and revolution of the
earth. God’s covenants are established more firmly than
the earth itself. God’s Word or Law is eternal and
unchanging, fixed, established forever in the heavens.
see, what is established in heaven is beyond the reach
of a mere mortal on earth! No matter how much we might
want to alter what is “settled in heaven,” it’s beyond
our reach and power to do so.
(Matthew 24:35) “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my
words shall not pass away.”
Heaven and earth were made by the Word of His Power and
upheld and continue by that Power. Whatever His Word
has said about the created heaven and earth will–without exception—come to pass!
(Psalm 119:90) “Thy faithfulness is unto all
generations: thou hast established the earth, and it
abideth. They continue this day according to thine
a comfort to know that God is not uncertain, whimsical
or fickle; His Word is settled and sure--and sane!
am the LORD, and change not…” (Malachi 3:6).
There is no failure in our God or His Word. He is
limitless, endless and impossible to measure or
to think: We can know Him!
in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts
have unlimited access to His Love, and in the package of
Love we have Grace because of His Mercy.
you have any doubts of what it would be like to have a
changeable God who altered His Word on a whim or to
conform to the
circumstances, consider this.
are building a house with your life savings. You place
an order for building supplies exactly according to the
blueprint. The delivery truck backs up to the building
site and begins to unload.
Wait!! The supplies are not at all the sizes you
ordered. When you question the driver, he shrugs and
says, “Well, we did not have the sizes you ordered, so
we used a difference measurement and these are correct according to our
help us to not adhere to the world’s “Common Core
Standards” lest we be found wanting when Jesus measures
us by His standard--His Word--at His return
for His family! Believe it--He is coming!
even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior”
Still equals 2!
son, fear the LORD and the king: and meddle not with
them that are given to change [emphasis mine]: For their calamity shall rise