God’s truths are eternal, and the call upon His people is to build their lives upon them. There was a family among God’s people in the Old Testament called the “Sons of Issachar,” and it was reported about them that “they understood the times in order to know what God’s people should do” (2 Chronicles 12:32). God doesn’t call us to react to culture but to be aware of it lest we become swept away by “the course of this world” (Ephesians 2:2), without realizing it.
Every generation faces a hostile culture that presses them to abandon or water down certain timeless truths. Like the Sons of Issachar, we are aware of the current opposition and freshly embrace core foundational truths in order to “build upon the rock of God’s word” (Matthew 7:24-25). This fresh commitment to His word will enable us not only to stand firm but also to shine brightly as the culture grows darker. Below are essential truths that, in heightened cultural opposition, threaten to lead God’s people astray.