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Does God . . . ?

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Does God change his mind?

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  1. Bill ,
    No !!… Look again, and understand it very very carefully. If you can find it. If will reveal it to you.

  2. Dove 124, is this what you were referring to?

    Genesis 6:6, 7
    6And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

    Exodus 32:14
    14And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

    Deuteronomy 32:36
    36For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.

    Judges 2:18
    18And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.

    1 Samuel 15:11
    11It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

  3. well, bill, I think you should read the bible carefully. There are many instances to which HE repent. I will not give you the verses, so you will have to look it for yourself. That will be your assignment, so you will not going to question again my answer. Don’t be lazy. Look for it in the bible.

  4. . . . we can’t change the outcome of something by prayer? What about in the Bible when it says to pray persistently, pray without ceasing? By praying, does it just bring us closer to God rather than having any affect on the actual outcome of what you are praying for?

  5. Caron, I don’t think God changes his mind. The description you mention where he didn’t follow through on destruction was not because he changed his mind. God saw a change of action and heart (repentance) in those people so he did not bring them the consequences they had earned. Instead he gave them the grace and mercy that He affords all of us who submit our will to follow Him (his promises were bestowed upon them).

    I’m not gifted enough to know if God will every change his mind, but that’s really none of my business or worry. I take him at his word and trust that He will be faithful to me if I hold fast to Him.

  6. Wow this is an open ended Question!

    Does God Change his mind; about WHAT?

    Does He change His mind about the laws of nature, the qualifications for Salvation, The ten commandments, the principals given in the Word? To those I say: No, He does not change His mind.

    Can we affect a change in God’s mind by praying, grumbling or complaining? I think not! But God affects the real change which happens in us! He changes our mind and our HEART!

    • I was reading something and it gave these verses to look at: Malachi 3:6 . . . “I am the Lord, and I do not change;” Jonah 3:10 . . . “When God saw that they had put a stop to their evil ways, he had mercy on them and didn’t carry out the destruction he had threatened;” and Exodus 32:14 . . . “So the Lord withdrew his threat and didn’t bring against his people the disaster he had threatened.”

      The writer of the article stated that God didn’t change his mind. Rather he was sorry or regretted that something had happened. My Study Bible states that when God was planning the destruction, he was acting consistently with his nature of justice. When he “relented, he did so to act consistently with his mercy.” (And this particular section was in relation to Moses pleading for mercy for his people . . .)

      So, we can’t change the outcome of something by praying – the only change takes place in us because we take the time to pray – that we spend time in prayer?

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