January 8, 2006

Does God Change His Mind?

I have had people tell me that God changes His mind. In fact this passage from Luke 18:1-8 implies that God DOES change His mind

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.' For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, 'Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.'" And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"

The person being quoted in this passage is Jesus Himself.

I see a problem with the idea that God could change His mind. If God does change His mind, then what assurance do we have that the promises made in the Bible will be will be kept?

Any ideas?

Posted by The Vorlon at January 8, 2006 7:15 PM