Back in the early eighties, I received my first office computer. I remember the man who set it up telling me that I had a computer more powerful than the computer used when we landed a man on the moon. He then said, “You will never need a more powerful computer.”
Wow, was he ever wrong. And now, so very much out of date.
Things have really changed in my lifetime. We seem to be in an explosion of change. It may make us wonder sometimes, “Has everything changed?”
Just a thoughtful look around and we see reminders of the constants. The sun, the moon, air, water, trees, birds, animals, etc. In the midst of change, there are constants.
What about the Bible? Is it out of date?
If you have a question about the relevance of the Bible, let me ask you a question. Exactly what part of the Bible is out of date?
“God so loved the world he gave his one and only son.” Is that out of date?
Peter quotes the book of Isaiah. A book written hundreds of years before Peter lived. It says this:
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. (1 Pet. 1:23-25 NIV)