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The world around us is constantly changing. Where can Christians go to find stability? Sadly, 48% of professing evangelicals believe that even God changes,* according to Ligonier’s 2022 State of Theology survey.
This astonishing finding seems to indicate a lack of clear teaching on the character of God. Scripture unreservedly declares that God is immutable, meaning He cannot and does not change (Mal. 3:6; James 1:17). He can never be caught off guard, nor can His sovereign purposes fail. In an ever-changing world, we can anchor our trust in Jesus Christ, who is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb. 13:9).
Listen as Ligonier Teaching Fellow Dr. Stephen Nichols explains what happens when we fail to understand God as He has revealed Himself.
We exist to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Knowing God rightly is foundational to our lives and should be a priority for every Christian. It is our hope that the 2022 findings from Ligonier’s State of Theology survey will equip the church with insights for discipleship so that God’s people may be well-grounded in His truth.
* In this survey, “evangelicals” were defined by LifeWay Research as people who strongly agreed with the following four statements:
- The Bible is the highest authority for what I believe.
- It is very important for me personally to encourage non-Christians to trust Jesus Christ as their Savior.
- Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of my sin.
- Only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation.