Does God change his mind about moral issues?


The answer is no. In fact, He has written down His laws, we call them the Ten Commandments. Exodus 32:16 says: “And the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tablets.”

This verse is the first occurrence in the Bible of the word “writing.” And appropriately enough, it is speaking of the “writing of God” rather than the writings of men. The reference, of course, is to the two tablets of the law — the Ten Commandments — “written with the finger of God” (Exodus 3:18). And they’re rewritten (but not changed) on a second set of stone tablets to replace the first, once those were shattered (Exodus 34:1).

All Scripture is divinely inspired. But the Ten Commandments were divinely inscribed. This testimony of their unique importance is a sobering condemnation of any who ignores them or distorts their meaning (including the ones referring to marriage. Exodus 20:14 and 17).

But there is another writing of God. This one is recorded in the New Testament — one of even greater personal significance to the Christian: “You are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ … written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tablets of the heart” (II Corinthians 3:3).

No longer an external standard divinely engraved in stone by the finger of God, but an internal conviction inscribed in the heart by the Spirit of God. God wrote: “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws into their hearts and in their minds will I write them” (Hebrews 10:16).
This remarkable writing of God’s law in the hearts and minds of Christians has been accomplished because Christ came not to “destroy, but to fulfill” the law (of Moses — the 10 Commandments) (Matthew 5:17). And  He “has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us” (Galatians 3:13).

Now, with the law in our hearts, we have become epistles of God, “Known and read of all men” (II Corinthians 3:2). And it is vital that the writing read true and clear through our lives.

If you have a Bible question write to Pastor Lenard Huebscher 12721 75th  St. North, Stillwater MN 55082.