TRUTH FITS EVERY GENERATION – IT WILL NOT WITHER AWAY

 

TRUTH FITS EVERY GENERATION

1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

 

 

We often hear of various generations being classified by certain names that identify when they were born and their cultural experiences. From the Lost Generation (those born from 1890 to 1915) … to the Baby Boomers … Millennials … and the latest group classification called Gen Alpha (those born from 2013 and who will be born up through 2025). Each generation has experienced different things as time and history has moved onward affecting their views and values but one thing remains constant to all of them: the Truth of God’s Word fits every generation. The generation’s different cultural experiences did not alter God’s Word because it is enduring to all generations and endures forever (Psalm 100:5; Psalm 117:2). Generations change, cultures change, laws change, and people’s views change, but the Word of God does not change or become outdated. It will not wither, fade, or fall away but will endure forever (1 Peter 1:24, 25).

 

Some allow the idea of their culture being different from previous generations to develop into an attitude or view that the Church, the Word, and Christianity itself must be different for them too. They have a disdain for the past, its ways, and its norms. They say, “That’s old school,” or “That’s old fashioned,” but God’s Word, Truth, and ways don’t need to change to accommodate any generation. Our methods, our marketing, and our tools may change in reaching and influencing the different generations but the Truth of God’s Word never changes or is to adapt down. The Prophet Jeremiah said it clearly when he said, “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, we will not walk therein Jeremiah 6:16.” The old paths are the timeless and unchanging truths of God’s Word. The Truth is enduring and if a generation refuses to walk therein God will wait for a new generation to return to His Truth.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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