How this question is answered has a bearing on our understanding of the doctrine of God, particularly in relation to aspects of his character such as his sovereignty and immutability. But it also affects our understanding of prayer.
The Bible assures us of the following things about God's nature: personality and standards of love and justice never change. God will not change toward us with His promises. Any seeming change in God's dealings is from ...
6 And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil which he said he would do unto them; and he did it not.
If God is Immutable (unchangeable), why does he change his mind? Why does He feel regret?
The unchangeableness or immutability of God is that divine attribute which expresses the truth that in His nature and perfections, in His knowledge, will, and purpose, He always remains the same in the fullness of His infinite and perfect Being; infinitely exalted above change, becoming and development, which are the specific characteristics of all finite... Continue Reading →