People Can and Do Change
| The very idea of
conversion implies change. People living in sin are converted in their
loyalty, duty, goals, faith from wrong living to following Christ. That
requires change. Growth necessitates change. While all change is not good,
some change must be made if we get to heaven.
Paul wrote an epistle to Philemon about a man named Onesimus. It seems that Onesimus had once been a servant of Philemon but left him. In time he met Paul and became a Christian and proved to be profitable to Paul. Paul wrote, "Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and me" (Philemon 11). Paul sent Onesimus back to Philemon telling Philemon to receive him as a brother. There had been a great change in the man from the time he fled to the time he returned.
Seeing the necessity of change to be saved, aren't we grateful we can make changes for our good? That is what Christ enables us to do.