by Rafael Herrera
We have survived such a terrible 2020, and still experiencing remnants of its grip of fear today. I read that it has been such a terrible period in our world that even You Tube doesn’t want to remember it!
Hello, my name is Rafael Herrera with The Word Walk Ministries here in the Central Valley, and I will do my best to give Biblical answers to your everyday questions here in my column, The Word Walk. Why? Well, as
many of you know, times do change, people change, circumstances will change, philosophies change, politics change, and with so many changes in our world, there will also be many vacillating answers to the
questions that are being asked. If I may quote the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, “The only constant in life is change.” However, it is so assuring to know that the Word of God will never change. God does not change. This is called the “immutability” of God and His Word.
Isaiah 40:8 tells us that, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.” Yes, we live in a troubled world, a troubled nation, and in troubled cities, and it will not get any better. There needs to be a balanced judgment that can only come from God’s Word. The trumpet call to truth and goodness has never been more imperative than in our own communities. Where can we find this “elusive” truth and goodness? The Bible…The eternal, all-sufficient, inerrant, authoritative, written Word of God. The Apostle Paul writing to a young pastor, Timothy, in Ephesus, pens these words, “All scripture is given
by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
I firmly believe that it has all the answers we need to survive in this dilapidating world. It must be biblically preached and taught from the pulpits of our local churches. The answers to life’s questions must proceed from Holy Writ. Everything else seems to rest upon sinking sand. In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus said, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the
rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not follow
them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” I always appreciate going to a church where the pastor opens up and preaches from the Word of God. I believe the Bible from cover to cover. Every word. Thomas Jefferson once went through his Bible and actually cut out the portions he disagreed with. Some today try to do the same thing. They pick and choose what they want to follow. Some disregard the entire Old Testament, saying it’s not relevant. Well, the Apostles preached from the Old Testament. Jesus quoted the Old Testament. There are hundreds of Old Testament quotations in the New Testament. “…All scripture is inspired of God…”
Do you have a question, and wondering if the Bible has an answer for it?
I will answer it here on The Word Walk. Please e-mail me at:
Ronald Reagan said it best, “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”
God’s Word has the answers to life’s everyday questions. It is mankind’s only sure guide to truth and life eternal. It is infallible in every subject area and brilliantly reflects the holy, unchanging character of
God Himself. When God speaks, and He does so through Scripture, all of us should listen.