God Is Immutable!
by David J. Stewart
“I am the LORD, I change not...” —Malachi 3:6
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” —Hebrews 13:8
God NEVER changes! The word “immutable” means “not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature that God cannot change.” Amen! God never changes, nor can He change. The sinful world is always changing. Each generation in a corrupt and Godless society like America becomes progressively worse, until it's doomed. Rome experienced the same type of degeneration until it led to the ruin, destruction and overthrow of the Roman empire. Sin always undermines a nation, family or individual.
God is Immutable! God could not change if He wanted to. God is holy, morally perfect in every way. God could never do unrighteousness. James 1:13, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” We cannot comprehend this truth, because we are sinful beings. Thank God that the Lord is perfect, holy and unchanging.
How can perfection become more perfect? How can a marvelous God Who is infinitely omnipotent become any more powerful? It is impossible! God cannot change for He is the full embodiment of love, truth and justice. Yes, there are some things which God CANNOT do! God cannot become more perfect. God cannot become more Holy. God cannot lie! Titus 1:2, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” God cannot become more forgiving. God could not be any more fair with humanity. God could not express His love any greater than to lay down His own life for all humanity (Romans 5:8). What a wonderful God! What an awesome God! Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised! OUR GOD IS UNCHANGING!
Yes, the greatest thing about God to me is His immutability! It is due to the fact that God never changes that we can be rest assured in our salvation, and that He will keep His promise to never leave us. I know that God will never give up on me because He promised not to in Hebrews 13:5. Jesus is Almighty God! God says what He means and means what He says (John 14:2). God CANNOT lie!
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.” —Titus 1:2
It is reassuring that the Bible declares these divine attributes of God. I'm glad that the God of the universe is a good God, a just and forgiving God. What if the God of this universe were an evil God? Thank Jesus for His righteousness and for dying upon the cross for our many sins. Jesus Christ never changes! God the Father never has a second thought! The Holy Spirit never says “oops!” God never makes a mistake, which means that NO ONE is born a homosexual. Man may change and decide in 2012 that same-sex marriage is ok, whereas 50 years ago homosexuality (which the Bible calls “sodomy”) was considered mental illness by the American Psychiatric Institute; but God's Word has condemned the sin of homosexuality since the time of Abraham and Lot (2000 BC), when God wiped Sodom and Gomorrah off the map because of homosexuality (Jude 1:7) and other sins (Ezekiel 16:49).
Also, the Bible has condemned homosexual (woman laying with woman, and man laying with man) since the law of Moses (1500 BC). Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Sodomy is an abomination unto God. The Lord hasn't changed His opinion of sin in 4,500 years, mankind has. Abortion would never have been tolerated in the rural farm days of the Civil War in America. Only with urbanization (the herding of the masses into big cities) has over-population become a concern. There's plenty of open space and arable land in the world to grow food.
People may and do change! Friends may abandon you! Your own family may stab you in the back and hurt you! But Jesus NEVER changes. God is immutable! The wicked world keeps changing, legalizing more and more wickedness. In just the year 2013, the state of Colorado has legalized marijuana, adultery and transgendered bathroom rights. In 2012 New York legalized same-sex marriage. Twelve states, with Illinois soon to be next, have legalized same-sex marriage In time, the federal government will legalize same-sex marriages. It's sickening. God hasn't changed, sinful men and women have! Such evils bring God's wrath and judgment! (Colossians 3:5-6).
The Bible never changes! What the Bible says today, it said long before the United States came into existence as a nation. As our society's values and moral codes decline, so also does our economy falter, our children become more delinquent, our marriages fail and our homes fall apart. God will not bless a wicked society! Psalms 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” God no longer hears America's prayers, because we are not listening to God. How can we remove and ban the Bible from our nation's classrooms and then have the audacity to sing “God Bless America?” People are deceived! We hypocritically print “In God We Trust” on our money, but we don't trust in God at all—evidenced by the abortion industry, immodest clothing, satanic Rock music, street drugs everywhere, dope and booze, gay-rights and the sexual immorality plaguing America.
Are you a born-again Christian? If so, I rejoice with you. If not, then you are in great danger, for your soul's future is in jeopardy. You may not believe upon Christ friend, but you will be the ultimate loser if you die in your sins (John 8:24). Only those who die in the Lord will go to heaven (Revelation 14:13). You need to be born of God (John 3:5-7). Just because unbelieving evolutionists, modernists and skeptics don't believe in Hell doesn't mean that there's no Hell. The problem is not that God has stopped loving man; but rather, that man has never begun to love God for all His goodness. Psalms 145:9, “The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” Yet, Saturday Night Live, Hollywood, Ozzy, Kesha, Miley Cyrus, Shakira and thousands of demonic other reprobates blaspheme God, maligning him and making their bed in Hell.
There have been over 400 English translations of the Bible since the 1611 King James Bible. My friend, God only wrote one Book. The English language hasn't changed that many times in 400 years since the 1611 King James Bible was first published. The Bible hasn't changed! Man has changed! Jonah 3:10 says that God repented. How can God repent if God never changes? The answer is simple, that is, God repents because man repents. God changes His mind sometimes when man changes His mind. When a nation or individual repents toward God, then God changes His plans and forgoes judgment upon them. Such was the situation in Jonah 3:10. Jonah had been sent by God to preach the message of salvation by faith in the coming Messiah (Jonah 2:9; Acts 10:43). Nineveh (Assyria's capital city) repented. Jonah 3:10, “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.” Because man changes, God's mind can be changed. Albeit, God's character, promises and love never changes.