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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Session 24: Immutability of God Part 2: Does God repent?

Purpose: In this session we shall consider objections to the doctrine of the immutability of God from verses that mentions God repenting so that we would see how to respond to them and finally draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is unchanging.

Reminder of the definition of the immutability of God:

  1. Essentially this doctrine means that God does not change.
  2. Note: There are differences and slight nuances concerning the definition of the immutability of God among theologians, even Evangelical ones as we see below.
  3. John MacArtur and Richard Mayhue: “God’s immutability is his perfect unchangeability in his essence, character, purpose, and promises.”[1]
  4. John Feinberg: It is “the belief that God does not change in his person (being and attributes), will (decree), or purposes.”[2]
  5. Wayne Grudem: “God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.”[3]

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

the_immutability_of_god

 

The Immutability of God Part 1: Biblical Proofs

Purpose: In this session we shall look first at the immutability of God so that we would draw implications for our lives from the truth that God is immutable.

Definition of the immutability of God:

  1. Essentially this doctrine means that God does not change.
  2. Note: There are differences and slight nuances concerning the definition of the immutability of God among theologians, even Evangelical ones as we see below.
  3. John MacArtur and Richard Mayhue: “God’s immutability is his perfect unchangeability in his essence, character, purpose, and promises.”[1]
  4. John Feinberg: It is “the belief that God does not change in his person (being and attributes), will (decree), or purposes.”[2]
  5. Wayne Grudem: “God is unchanging in his being, perfections, purposes, and promises, yet God does act and feel emotions, and he acts and feels differently in response to different situations.”[3]

(more…)

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