JMPC Sunshine 8.16.2020

Was there ever a time in your life when you changed your mind about something. I mean, really did a “180”? Some people readily admit that they change their minds on things often. Listen to Malcolm Gladwell:
 
“I feel I change my mind all the time. And I sort of feel that’s your responsibility as a person, as a human being – to constantly be updating your positions on as many things as possible. And if you don’t contradict yourself on a regular basis, then you’re not thinking.”
 
Others take the position that to change your mind about something means you were previously wrong, and so, shall we say, are less willing to admit a mind change. But we all do, don’t we, whether we are willing to admit it or not, right? I read an article this week on “presidential changes of mind”. Lincoln changed his mind on what to do about freeing the slaves. Herbert Hoover changed his mind on using federal dollars to intervene in the depression (too late to save his re-election bid). George H. W. Bush changed his mind on raising taxes to reduce a skyrocketing deficit (essentially resulting in his re-election loss to Bill Clinton). Barak Obama changed his mind on the issue of same sex marriage. With the exception of President Obama, these “presidential changes of mind” were not well received by the general public. Why? Because the view of the general public is that a change of mind is not allowed. It is a sign of inconsistency and untrustworthiness. And we certainly don’t want Jesus to change his mind on anything. Our view is that the author of Hebrews is correct in saying: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever. But what exactly does that mean? What is the “same”? Log on and hear what Pastor Jeff has to say about it this Sunday, August 9 of the John McMillan Presbyterian Church Facebook page for the Facebook Live worship where he will preach “A Change of Mind?” Check it out.

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