Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Changing standards of Rughteosness? Amos 2:4-5
Christian doctrine claims affirms the OT teaching that God does not change, but is the same yesterday, today and forever, where Yhwh says, "I do not change" (Mal. 3:6). Yet the belief is maintained by nearly all Protestants that they are "set free from the Law (instruction)". Yet when we read the Prophets, we see that Yhwh's great wrath is aroused for the rejection of the Torah.
"Thus says Yahweh: “For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke the punishment, because they have rejected the law of Yahweh and have not kept his rules, and their lies have led them astray, after which their ancestors walked! So I will send a fire against Judah and it will devour the citadel fortresses of Jerusalem." Amos 2:4-5
So the question is raised, does Yhwh change? Will he punish Israel for rejecting His Torah while giving unrighteous pagan Gentiles a free pass, and then continue to judge Israel by the standard of Torah?
Elohim's very word states that He does not change. Yeshua, the word of God made flesh, is testified by that author of Hebrews, that he is the same, "yesterday, today and forever" (13:8).