Every nation under the sun is in constant negotiations between each other to bring peace upon the earth. We have seen it recently between the United States and North Korea, and if the world stands we shall see it many times more between other nations. Man will compromise his ideas in the hope to gain in part what they are seeking in whole. Such are the ways of mankind, but not with God. God’s refuses to compromise with mankind. It’s God’s Way or no way at all.
The one who holds the power controls the rules of the game. The psalmist David wrote that “Power belongs to God” (Ps 62:11). It was God who created man, and not man who created God (Ps 100:3). It was God who sent forth his Word, and the earth was created, and man came forth from the dust (Ps 33:6). The Lord spoke and it was created, he commanded and it stood firm (Ps 33:9).
All power both in heaven and in earth was given to Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18). It was by this power Jesus commanded that the gospel be preached to all nations (Matt 28:19,20). Jesus said, “He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be condemned (Mk 16:16). Jesus gave commission to his apostles to teach the same gospel with a curse to those who teach contrary to it (Gal 1:8,9).
Paul wrote that God will avenge the righteous, and punish all who know not God and obey not the gospel of Christ with an everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord (2 Thess 1:7-9). There is only one path which leads to life everlasting, and that is the strait and narrow way which God gave direction for man to follow (Matt 7:13,14).
There is a way which seems right unto mankind, but the ends thereof are the ways of death (Jer 10:23). Solomon wrote, “A man’s steps are of God, how can man understand his own way?” (Prov 20:24). David said, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way” (Ps 37:23).
The children of God are taught by God, for his children hear his voice, and will follow no other (Jn 6:45 f; Jn 10:27). “Today, if you will hear His voice, harden not your heart…” (Heb 3:7,8). Israel provoked God to anger, and God allowed their carcasses to fall in the wilderness. God had led them by the hand of Moses out of Egypt and had given them a law, but they obeyed not. Even so, Christ died on the cross for our sins, and has given us a law to follow (Acts 20:28).
God’s law is the truth, his word is pure, and is perfect (Ps 119:142 ff; Ps 12:6; Ps 18:30). Solomon wrote, “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing can be taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him” (Eccl 3:14). This applies to the universe, and all that is contained therein, including GOD’s WORD. Man is forbidden to add to the WORD, or to remove anything from it (Rev 22:18,19 ff; 1 Cor 4:6; Deut 4:2). All the doctrines and traditions of men are rejected by God for they are vain, and turn us from the truth (Matt 15:7-9 f; Tit 1:14). This is the same infallible WORD wherein the GOSPEL is contained, abides forever, and shall JUDGE the world (1 Pet 1:25 f; Jn 12:48). Partial truth, half-truth, and compromised truth is no truth at all. God’s WORD was, and is, and always be non-negotiable. (Ps 119:89 ff; Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8).