: Tanrı fikrini ve kurallarını değiştirir
Malaki 3:6, Ben RABbim, değişmem. Siz
bunun için yok olmadınız, ey Yakup soyu!
diye bildirir. Aynı şekilde Yakup 1:17 de
bize şöyle der: Her nimet, her mükemmel
armağan yukarıdan, kendisinde değişkenlik
ya da döneklik gölgesi olmayan Işıklar Babasından
gelir. Çölde Sayım 23:19un anlamı da çok
açıktır: Tanrı insan değil ki, yalan söylesin;
insan soyundan değil ki, düşüncesini değiştirsin.
O söyler de yapmaz mı? Söz verir de yerine
getirmez mi? Hayır, Tanrı fikrini değiştirmez.
Bu ayetler Tanrının değişmez ve değiştirilemez
How then do we explain verses such as Yaratılış
6:6, İnsanı yarattığına pişman oldu. Yüreği
sızladı.The LORD was grieved that He had
made man on the earth, and His heart was
filled with pain? Also, Yunus 3:10, which
says, When God saw what they did and how
they turned from their evil ways, He had
compassion and did not bring upon them the
destruction He had threatened. Similarly,
Mısırdan Çıkış 32:14 proclaims, Then the
LORD relented and did not bring on His people
the disaster He had threatened. These verses
speak of the Lord repenting of something
and seem to contradict the doctrine of Gods
immutability. However, close examination
of these passages reveals that these are
not truly indications that God is capable
of changing. In the original language, the
word that is translated as repent or relent
is the Hebrew expression to be sorry for.
Being sorry for something does not mean
that a change has occurred; it simply means
there is regret for something that has taken
Consider Yaratılış 6:6:
the LORD was
grieved that He had made man on the earth.
This verse even goes on to say His heart
was filled with pain. This verse declares
that God had regret for creating man. However,
obviously He did not reverse His decision.
Instead, through Noah, He allowed man to
continue to exist. The fact that we are
alive today is proof that God did not change
His mind about creating man. Also, the context
of this passage is a description of the
sinful state in which man was living, and
it is mans sinfulness that triggered Gods
sorrow, not mans existence. Consider Yunus
He had compassion and did not bring
upon them the destruction He had threatened.
Again, the same Hebrew word is used, which
translates to be sorry for. Why was God
sorry for what He had planned for the Ninevites?
Because they had a change in heart and as
a result changed their ways from disobedience
to obedience. God is entirely consistent.
God was going to judge Nineveh because of
its evil. However, Nineveh repented and
changed its ways. As a result, God had mercy
on Nineveh, which is entirely consistent
with His character.
Romalılar 3:23 teaches us that all men
sin and fall short of Gods standard. Romalılar
6:23 states that the consequence for this
is death (spiritual and physical). So the
people of Nineveh were deserving of punishment.
All of us face this same situation; it is
mans choosing to sin that separates us
from God. Man cannot hold God responsible
for his own predicament. So it would be
contrary to the character of God to not
punish the Ninevites had they continued
in sin. However, the people of Nineveh turned
to obedience, and for that the Lord chose
not to punish them as He had originally
intended. Did the change on the part of
the Ninevites obligate God to do what He
did? Absolutely not! God cannot be placed
in a position of obligation to man. God
is good and righteous, and chose not to
punish the Ninevites as a result of their
change of heart. If anything, what this
passage does is point to the fact that God
does not change, because had the Lord not
preserved the Ninevites, it would have been
contrary to His character.
The Scriptures that are interpreted as
God seeming to change His mind are human
attempts to explain the actions of God.
God was going to do something, but instead
did something else. To us, that sounds like
a change. But to God, who is omniscient
and sovereign, it is not a change. God always
knew what He was going to do. God does what
He needs to do to cause humanity to fulfill
His perfect plan.
Sonu ta başlangıçtan,
Henüz olmamış olayları çok önceden bildiren,
Tasarım gerçekleşecek, İstediğim her şeyi
yapacağım diyen benim
adamı çağıran benim. Evet, bunları söyledim,
Kesinlikle yerine getirecek, Tasarladığımı
yapacağım mutlaka (Yeşaya 46:10-11). Tanrı,
bunun Ninovanın tövbe etmesine neden olacağını
bilerek Ninovayı yok etmekle tehdit etmişti.
Tanrı, Musanın onlar için duada aracılık
edeceğini bildiği için İsraili yok etmekle
tehdit etmişti. Tanrı kararlarından ötürü
pişman olmaz ama insanların bazen Kendi
kararlarına karşılık olarak yaptıkları Onu
üzer. Tanrı fikrini değiştirmez, bunun yerine
bizim yaptıklarımıza karşılık olarak Kendi
Sözüne uygun bir şekilde hareket eder.