Entire 'Unpopular Bible Doctrines' series is at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE04A1D0DFE95B95E on the playlist called 'Dealing with Hell, Lake of Fire, Unpopular Bible Doctrines.' Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel CANSWERSTV at http://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV); websites: http://www.BibleQuery.org, http://www.HistoryCart.com & http://www.MuslimHope.com presents the final installment in this 15 hour, 15 part video series. This episode covers 'Unpopular Bible Doctrine #65' which is 'The Immutability of God' (God does not change) & also reviews the other 64 Unpopular Bible Doctrines analyzed in this series.
Immutability means unchangeable. It is the divine attribute of unchangeableness. God said in Exodus 3:14, 'I AM that I AM,' signifying his eternal sameness and his sovereignty. He cannot change his moral character, his love, his omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, etc. God is 'From everlasting to everlasting,' (Psalm 90:2).
If God is unchanging, how can Jesus be God in flesh?
The immutability is the teaching that God does not change in His nature. His character, knowledge, and existence are without variation. God has always been everywhere all the time. He has always been holy, divine, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and pure. These things cannot change in God since they are aspects of His nature. But, how do we reconcile the incarnation of the Word (which was God) and the doctrine of God's unchangeableness (His immutability)? The answer lies in understanding the doctrines of the Trinity, the incarnation, and the relationship of the two natures of Christ.
Larry Wessels graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas in 1981 with a degree in Advertising & on May 16 of that same year he had a supernatural "born again" experience (John 3:3-8, Romans 8: 8-17, etc.) by a sovereign act of the God of the Bible. Larry has been into...