Concordia Theological Monthly

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good news, gospel, new testament, christian, peace, theology

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou, who changest not, abide with me." In this transitional period of modern history when change and change by revolution are the order of the day, the plaintive plea of the popular hymn seems to assume an ever more urgent note. But the question is this: How effectively, if at all, can the notion of the unchangeableness of God expressed in this hymn aid an atomic age society in coping with population explosions, sexual, racial, and campus revolutions, and the threat of worldwide nuclear annihilation? Can men of our time indeed experience good news through declarations of God's immutability?


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Samuel 4:10; 2 Samuel 18:25; 2 Samuel 18:19, 31; 1 Chronicles 10:9; Isaiah 40:9-10; Isaiah 52:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Luke 4:16-21; Matthew 4:23; Mark 1:14-15; Acts 8:12; Colossians 1:13; Acts 20:24; Acts 10:36; Ephesians 2:17; Ephesians 6:15; Colossians 1:20; Romans 15:19; Acts 17:18; Acts 11:20; Romans 1:1-6;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars