Same as Before
| There is constantly
something new taking place. For instance, today begins a new month. I
expect to be involved in starting some new classes this evening. We look
forward to new things. BUT...
...there are some things that are the same as before. Earlier this week I was privileged to assist a woman in obeying the gospel, baptizing her into Christ for the remission of sin. It reminded me of the conversion of Lydia when she was baptized at the preaching of Paul. I had told the lady the same message Paul told Lydia and with the same result.
So the gospel continues to be God's power unto salvation as it has been since Pentecost. It will not change regardless of what anybody says or does to the contrary. Rather than seeking something new regarding the way of salvation, we should proclaim that which remains the same as before.