The ever-changing world
This article is about how are way’s change over time. I came across an article, where a bishop was stating that he didn’t see gay marriage as an issue. This article isn’t about the content of this bishop’s statements, I want to use these statements to address something which is common in our lifestyles today. I’ll leave a link to the article below so as always you can read it for yourself.
Twenty years ago homosexuality was widely shunned. People were attacked for being gay and in some parts of the world, it is both illegal and unsafe to be practising homosexuality. Twenty years ago gay is what you were called, now saying the word gay is said to be an insult. I’m not one to condone violence on anyone (despite what they believe or do). It was only fifty years ago it was illegal to use contraception, this is only a lifetime if that. Fifty years ago, I couldn’t go to the school I do now, due to the colour of skin. Forty years ago it would be crazy to say in a few years a woman would rule Great Britain. I think this highlights what kind of society we live in. A society that keeps changing as time goes on. Some people by now are asking the question, why? I don’t know what I’m getting from the world today. I may get equal rights one day and women are not suitable to lead the next. The world needs to make its mind up. The reason I’m intrigued by God is the fact he doesn’t change. The Bible says in Isaiah “…All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” God doesn’t change! What I have explained above is what this scripture is doing now. We tend to change over time, allowing certain actions, abolishing them and then reinstating them. I wouldn’t be surprised in ten years to hear this man retract his words and take another view. Its something Biblical…to say one thing one day and then to change the next: the Bible just told us that. Why don’t we be more Godlike? Why don’t we learn to be consistent in our actions and lifestyle?
Lets be better.