If God repents has he changed his mind?

The Locusts, Fire, and Plumbline

(Joel 2:1-11)

Amos 7 v 1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings.

2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

3 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.

4 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.

5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

6 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord GOD.

7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.

8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.

Amaziah Accuses Amos

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words. 11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. 12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: 13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.

14 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: 15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. 16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.

Genesis 6 v 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And 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.

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7 Responses to If God repents has he changed his mind?

  1. Anonymous says:

    The word “break” means causing to separate into pieces as a result of a blow, shock, or strain.
    As the parable of a fallen away branch in Rom 11:23, only the “broken”, “separated”, “being set apart”, “being cut off” branch needs to be re-grafted again into the olive tree. A farmer doesn’t re-graft a still-attached branch.
    Rom 11
    20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

    In the Bible, God says literally that he can change his decree, and he doesn’t hesitate to breaks the covenant, he is free from any binding that any tries to limit him, he can and truly made void the covenant of his servant.
    Isa 33:8
    The highways lie waste, the wayfaring ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
    Ps 89:39
    Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
    Zech 11
    10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

    Israel is the people of man, Israel is the servants of God. Isaiah confirms with the strong words: God regards no man.
    David confirms God truly doesn’t hesitate to break his covenant with sinful men and wicked servants, including that of Israel or of any nation.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How did God repent? By breaking the covenant with the wicked ones.
    Firstly, God made a covenant of Longevity with the ancient men that they may have as long as 120 years for living, but then God broke the covenant of Longevity by terminating them, old and young, with the Noah’s Deluge.
    Gen 6
    3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

  3. θ says:

    Yeah, God doesn’t change His mind that He can break the promise and covenant, such as with Israel. Lower than the oath, a promise doesn’t bind the God. Even God proves His breaking of promise:
    Num 14:34
    After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

    A promise is quite little, less, insignificant, even can be breached by God as easy as He wills per Num.14:34.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Here is the proof that hardly for Paul of Tarsus to be considered a Trinitarian since he just regards the Spirit as a part of God without making a basic Trinitarian argument for it. If man’s spirit were man’s distinct person, every man must have had two persons.
    1Cor 2:11
    For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Trinitarians may get the upper hand when making a distinction example of son and father of the men, but they can’t argue when it comes to the Spirit of God.

    To leave no stone unturned, in the illustration of the Heaven John depict “two” different forms of the seven Spirits that appear at same time:
    (i) As seven fires of Menorah.
    (ii) As seven eyes “in” the Lamb.
    Rev 4:5
    And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
    Rev 5:6
    And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

  6. θ says:

    The Spirit has a greater knowledge of God than what the Son has.
    1Cor 2:11
    For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

    Jesus infers that the Spirit lacks the knowledge of the Son.
    So, although the Spirit knows of God more, yet it couldn’t know of Son.
    Mt 11:27
    All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

    “I am” can’t be Jehovah since that “I am” still needs to be taught by the Father to know things.
    Jn 8:28
    Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

    The Son needs to be taught, whereas the Spirit needs a deep effort of searching to know things.
    1Cor 2:10
    But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Not only as a breath in the body, the Spirit is also depicted physically as the finger (part of body) of God. Hence, if the finger of Jehovah were his third person distinct from him, does he have 5 spirits? or by adding the breath they are 6?
    Lk 11:20
    But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
    Mt 12:28
    But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

    The Trinitarians may get the upper hand when making a distinction example of son and father of the men, but they can’t argue when it comes to the spirit of man as well as Spirit of God.
    Here is the proof that hardly for Paul of Tarsus to be considered a Trinitarian since he just regards the Spirit as a part of God without making a basic Trinitarian argument for it. If man’s spirit were man’s distinct person, every man must have had two persons.
    1Cor 2:11
    For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

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