Our God and the word: “Consistency”
Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, and I change not”
Can this be a literal truth? … Can God NEVER change?
Genesis 17: 20 -31“Then the LORD said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomor’rah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry which has come to me; and if not, I will know.”
So the men turned from there, and went toward Sodom; but Abraham still stood before the LORD. … “Then Abraham drew near, [THE LORD] and said, “Wilt thou indeed destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; wilt thou then destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from thee to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from thee! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” And the LORD said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” Abraham answered, “Behold, I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking? Wilt thou destroy the whole city for lack of five?” And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.” Again he spoke to him, and said, “Suppose forty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.” Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Suppose thirty are found there.” He answered, “I will not do it, if I find thirty there.” He said, “Behold, I have taken upon myself to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.”
God can change His Judgment; BUT NOT His Basic Devine Nature.
God can be defined as: “Every good thing [and ONLY good things], Perfected”
So here’s a thought to ponder.
Did Jesus Christ “HAVE TO” teach exactly what Yahweh taught in the Old Testament?