Monday, June 10, 2019

Is God Wrong?

There seems to be a lot of people that find the need to correct God. Many of them even claiming to be Christians. They would have us believe that what is written in God’s Word is either misunderstood, or just no longer valid. Things that do not align with their desired lifestyle or behaviors must be wrong or outdated.

So, this leaves us to determine who is right and who is wrong. “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome  when thou art judged.” Romans 3:4. “Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?” Job 40:8. “Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.” Psalm 119:160.

I may be called in question for using God’s Word to demonstrate that God is never wrong, and He alone can be true. Let me suggest this: if God is not always true and right, then none of what He says can be trusted. Therefore, we must throw out the entire Bible. But no one is suggesting that, only that certain things are no longer true.

It is the way of mankind to want the truth to be such that it justifies his behavior. Satan’s very first attack was against God’s integrity. Genesis 3:1-5. He did not completely throw God out, just that not everything God said was true. This tactic is still in use today by our enemy Satan. He is not looking to completely discredit God, only enough doubt about God’s truthfulness to swerve people aside. 1 Timothy 1:6, 6:20-21, 2 Timothy 2:18.

Swerving is very dangerous. If you swerve just a small amount from the straight road, it does not take very long to be very far away from the original path. A one degree deviation, puts you almost two feet from the path at one hundred feet of travel. Satan is not looking to turn God’s people 180 degrees, just enough to get off the path and start losing their testimony for God’s glory.

So, is God wrong? No, never. He is the origin of truth, and He never changes. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do  it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19. “For I am the LORD, I change  not; . . .” Malachi 3:6a. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8.

If there is ever any doubt about what God’s Word says compared to what man says, always go with God’s Word. It will always prove to be right. We will always be better off for believing God’s Word and following Him.

Gordon Crook