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Religion and Theology
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Classic theology vs. the contemporary: Name: Course: Instructor: Date: Discuss the significance of this issue for classic theology vs. the contemporary discussion regarding the immutability of God. The doctrine of the Immutability of God is grounded firmly within the scriptural contexts from both the Old and New Testaments.
2 His judgment of people is conditioned on his “changeless purpose concerning sin and conversion. 3 The scriptural embodiment of the doctrine of immutability is probably captured best in 1 Samuel 15:29 (RSV) where it is written, “And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.” The scriptural basis of the doctrine of Immutability is fully developed with numerous citations and succinct specificity to unchangeableness that enlightens the doctrine. Scriptures offer confirmation that God is not mortal with the qualities of lying or a changeableness of mind (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29). There is a timelessness, unchanging quality to God in a time-dependent, changing world (Psalm 102:26). The promises of God are of an eternal nature not capriciously offered to people (Psalm 110:4; Isaiah 31:2). His steadfastness is apparent in his constancy of presence and love (Isaiah 40:28). The final book of the English Old Testament rings with the words of Malachi in Chapter 3, verse 6 (RSV), “For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” The New Testament has few direct citations regarding changeableness. God’s unchangeable nature is restated for these readers in a new context (Hebrews 1:11; 7:21). . ...
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