Why Do I Have to Repent? (5 of 7) by Dennis Marquardt

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Why Do I Have to Repent? (5 of 7)
The 7 Questions of the Backslider Series – Malachi
Dennis Marquardt
Malachi 3:6-7

INTRO: There are some things in this universe that never change; if they did we could not use science to predict anything. The molecular structures of certain elements are always the same, certain laws of physics are considered constants or we could not predict anything for sure. Even now physicists are trying to discover the one constant in the universe that they believe exists to help build the Grand Unified Theory (G.U.T) that they believe will open up all kinds of understanding on the universe that now befuddles mankind.

There is one constant in the universe ... IT IS GOD, not GUT! He never changes; He is the one constant you can count on. He is the one thing that gives us comfort, for if God changed we could never know from one generation to the next what He wanted or who He was. The fact that He does not change means that we can have each generation discover Him and pass along those great truths from one generation to another.

Ironically, we both love change and fight it at the same time. We like it because it helps us grow, but we fight it because we like things to stay predictable.

ILLUS: This letter was written to President Jackson on Jan. 31, 1829 at the beginning of a new technology called railroads.
"President Jackson,
The canal system of this country is being threatened by the spread of a new form of transportation known as railroads. The federal government must preserve the canals for the following reasons. One, if boats are supplanted by railroads serious unemployment will result. Captains, cooks, drivers, hostlers, repairmen and lock tenders will be left without means of livelihood, not to mention the numerous farmers now employed in growing hay for horses. Two, boat builders would suffer and towline, whip and harness makers would be left destitute. Three, canal boats are absolutely essential t ...


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