Culture May Change But God’s Word Does Not Change by Michael L. Brown for Ask Dr Brown
There is a concept in the modern world that says that the newer something is, the better it is. This applies to the human race as well: We are getting better. We are evolving. We are smarter. And we have higher standards.
That would allegedly apply to contemporary America as well. Slavery is behind us. Segregation is behind us. Outmoded religious dogmas are behind us.
We have become more tolerant. More accepting. More inclusive. We are better today than we were yesterday.
Except for one thing. We are not.
The truth be told, in many ways, we are no better than previous generations while, in some ways, we are worse.
That’s because human nature doesn’t change.
That’s why the 20th century was the bloodiest century in world history.
That’s why there is still a nuclear arms race, since one nation cannot trust another nation to act peacefully.
That’s why human trafficking is flourishing.
That’s why violent crime and rape and theft continue unabated.
That’s why we celebrate our “right” to kill more than 60 million babies in the womb.
That’s why oppressive, totalitarian regimes continue to grow.
And that’s why the cancel culture thrives in the name of tolerance.
Human nature doesn’t change.
No one has to teach us to be greedy. Or dishonest. Or lustful. Or hateful. Or violent. Or selfish. Or judgmental. Or hypocritical. Or prideful. That is simply part of human nature.
And while there are many noble human qualities, including love and loyalty and courage and goodness, we are, at best, quite mixed.
That’s because we were created in God’s image and likeness but we rebelled and went our own way. As paraphrased in The Message, “God made men and women true and upright; we’re the ones who’ve made a mess of things” (Ecclesiastes 7:29).