Many years ago I heard an old preacher give a sermon about how people really don’t change. He argued that transformation is a myth. At the time, I didn’t buy his argument. Today, I’m even more convinced that he was wrong.
The old preacher was a case in point. Decades ago, he was a different man than when I first met him. In his youth, he was utterly committed to his Lord, had a tender heart, and God used him mightily. By the time I met him, however, his spiritual arteries had hardened, he became corrupt and mean-spirited, and he turned into a full-blown Saul — jealous and malicious. [Continue Reading…]