Has the God of the universe changed over time? Is God’s character subject to “evolving” the same way that you and I would develop over time? God’s character not changing is sometimes described as the immutability of God (defined by Dictionary.com as “not mutable; unchangeable; changeless”).
However, some struggle with this question. For example, they may see the Old Testament and the New Testament as depicting two very different Gods. They conclude, as a result, that God’s character must have changed (which plays in to a certain type of Scripture Weighting). So, there is a lot riding on this question. If God’s character has changed over time, it opens the door to questioning the very authority of the Bible.
How Scripture answers "Does God change?"
God doesn’t change2,7,8. His character and promises are constant1,6,7,8 as well as His word5. His unchanging nature is something Christians should cherish4. As in the case of Job3, it requires us to move toward Him (vs Him toward us) in how we think, reason, and rationalize events in our life, knowing that He is constant6 and His word (Old Testament and New Testament) is sure5.
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