Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Attributes of God (Unchangeable and Eternal)
Ps 102:25-27: In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.
This passage which, incidentally is quoted in Hebrews 1:11-12, talks about the unchangeable nature of God. He is, was, and always will be the same. In following the Bible’s account of creation, through the fall of man, the flood, the choosing of Abram, the birth of the nation of Israel, continuing through the Exodus and going through the years of the judges, kings, captivity and even to the time of Christ and the first century church He did not change. He has not changed in the 2000 years since the church began and He’s not going to change in our lifetime or that of our children.
When written in the Psalms, this statement was directed toward the Father, when quoted in Hebrews, it was directed at the Son. This clearly puts Christ as God, debunking any belief that “Jesus might have been a good man or a great prophet, but certainly not God.”
This passage also mentions His eternal nature “…years will never end.” This begs the question of when did God begin. Psalms 90:2 tells us “…from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.” That is the span of eternity.
So, the God of whom we speak, God Jehovah, the LORD, “I AM WHO I AM,” existed before time, will exist beyond the end of time, and will not change. This is the short version of what the Bible tells us.