The belief that the "Only
True God is the Father in heaven, the Almighty, the creator
of all things", is the belief of "the people of God" since
the ancient time of Abraham, and the prophets, and continued
to the time of Jesus and His Apostles in the first century
of the Christian era. Thus, the God of Patriarch Abraham and
the Prophets is the absolutely the same God of the Lord
Jesus Christ and His Apostles (Lesson-2L).
But, the vast majority of professing Christians of today who
belong to the
predominant religions, believe in the Trinity.
Trinitarians believe that God changed to a Man in the person
of Jesus. They believe that Jesus, who is
the non-created second person of the triune God,
took on a human body and nature and became both man
and God (Lesson-3C.1).
They argue that God can change to a man because
nothing impossible for Him.
Let us continue our study of the scriptures so we may come
to know the truth behind the belief that God changed to a
man or God-man.
During the Old Testament times, what did the Lord God
declare about Himself, to the descendants of Jacob?
In Malachi 3:6-7, these
of Jacob, I am the LORD All-Powerful, and I never
change. That's why you haven't been wiped out,
though you have ignored and disobeyed my laws ever
since the time of your ancestors. But if you return
to me, I will return to you. And yet you ask, "How
can we return?" (CEV)
The all powerful Lord
declared "I never change".
Why would the Lord God never Change?
In Numbers 23:19, this is
"God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son
of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will
He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make
it good? (NKJV)
The same verse in
another version of the Bible:
God is not a man, that he should lie. He
is not a human, that he should change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he
ever promised and not carried it through? (NLT)
God would never change because God is not a man,
that He should lie or change
his mind. . . . .
What He said He will do
What He has spoken He
will make it happen,
What He has promised He
will make it through.
2M.3 If God declared that He
will never change in the Old Testament times, was there a possibility that God
change during the New Testament times?
In James 1:17, this is
good gift and perfect present comes from God, the
Creator of heavenly lights, who does not change
(James 1:17, TEV)
The same verse in
another version of the Bible:
Every gift which is good, and every perfect
boon, is from above, and comes down from the
Father, who is the source of all Light. In
Him there is no variation nor the slightest
suggestion of change. (James 1:17,
Weymouth's New Testament)
categorically declared that God does not change. He
said, in God
there is no variation nor the slightest suggestion of
change. Therefore, it is without doubt that God did not
change during the New Testament times.
what way did God declare that He never changed to a man?
In Hosea 11:9, this is
will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will
not again destroy Ephraim. For I am God, and not
man, the Holy One in your midst; and I will not
come with terror. (Hosea 11:9, NKJV)
emphatically said, "For I am God, and not man".
God's declaration that "He is God and not a man"
undoubtedly proves that
God is always God and never a man. Thus when God
declared "I never change" we can be sure that He is
always God and not a man.
contrary, did God
categorically declare that "a man is not a god",
eliminating the possibility that
man can become a god?
In Ezekiel 28:2, this is
of man, say to the prince of Tyre, `Thus says the
Lord God: "Because your heart is lifted up, and you
say, `I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, in the
midst of the seas,' yet you are a man, and not a
god, though you set your heart as the heart of a
god (Ezekiel 28:2, NKJV)
God firmly said to the
son of man, "yet
you are a man, and not a god though you set your heart as the heart
of a god". God's declaration eliminates the
possibility that man can become a god, even though deep
in his heart he would like to be a god.
any doubt, God's declarations effectively eliminate the
possibility that God will become a man or god-man, because
it is God's will that He will never change. What God has
declared He will do it.
What God has spoken He will make
it happen. What God has promised He will make it through.
For God is not a
man, that he should lie. God is not human, that he should
change his mind. The belief that God
became a Man or God-man is a very popular today, but it
does not necessarily mean that it is the truth written in the
Holy Scriptures. The true God is always God and He
never change to become a man. Thus, the God of the Patriarch Abraham, the
God of Isaac, the God of Jacob; and the God of the
Prophets Moses, Isaiah, Malachi and the God of the
Israeli ancestors is the absolutely the
same God, as the God of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Apostles
and His disciples (Lesson-2L).