Fashion changes, but the Bible never changes. Like its author, it is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Clocks may vary, but the sun never varies. It always keeps time. It never rises a second too late, nor sets a second too early.
So the Bible presents an unerring, invariable standard of right and wrong. One generation may sanction slave-holding, but through all generations the Bible rings out, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.”
In some countries some who read the Bible may love strong drink; but in all countries the Bible sounds the warning, “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.”
Churches may dress like the world, live like the world, and seek enjoyment in worldly pleasures; but in all churches the Bible utters the solemn charge, “And be not conformed to this world.”
Then love your Bible, carefully obey its directions, and it will lead you at last to a full and unending participation of joys immortal.