Will God Change His Mind ?. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. Remain Faithful. Deism. God created everything – set in motion Then retreated with no interaction. God does change His Mind !. Pray to ask God to intervene
“Jesus Christ the same
God created everything – set in motion
Then retreated with no interaction
God does change His Mind !
Pray to ask God to intervene
Restore the health of someone
Their salvation does not depend upon whether the prayer is answered.
His Teachings will not change
not Subject to Change
A sinner in his sins
An infidel in his unbelief
Cannot ask God to save
Luke 13:3 “except ye repent”
John 8:24 “except ye believe that I am he”
Rev. 3:20 “if any man hear my voice”
Heb. 6:17-18 “…That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, …”
Immutable = cannot change
Titus 1:2 “cannot lie”
All matters pertaining to redemption are sealed !
What Must I Do To Be Saved ?
One man said: “We don’t know why God chose to save us through the sacrifice of Christ; He could have done it some other way.”
Where did he learn this?
Implies that God allowed His Son to suffer and die, when He could have done it some other way.
Contradicts the love and mercy of God !
Jesus prayed: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me.” Matt. 26:39
There was no other way !
Will never Change
1 Pet. 1:18-20 “foreordained before the foundation of the world.”
Micah 5:2 “…from of old, from everlasting.”
Rom. 16:25 “was kept secret since the world began”
Eph. 3:11 “According to the eternal purpose”
2 Tim. 1:9 “…before the world began”
Matt. 16:18 “upon this rock I will build my church”
Some suggest that God has changed his mind about what man must do in order to be saved.
Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
Some Digressive brethren suggest God has changed his mind about baptism
Royce Money, Abilene Christian University- President
About John 3:5 “I assume it’s still true. That’s the rule, but what about the exceptions? …. Let the Lord make the exceptions.”
Some have said: “If God chooses to save some without baptism, I will not object.”
Will God at the Judgment say he did not really mean what He said in His Word about baptism?
If baptism is only access to the blood
If there is no remission apart from his blood
If there are exceptions to baptism then
There are exceptions to the need of Christ’s blood.
Then God is a respecter of Persons !!!!
They no longer believe God’s Word !!!
Jesus said: “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day.” John 12:48
God has not changed His Mind !
Those who assume He has would do well to change their mind while they still live on this side of the judgment!
Evans Church of Christ
515 Gibbs Road
Evans, Ga. 30809
Sunday Evening October 7, 2012