When god changes of opinion

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1 When God changes of opinion Written and translated by: José Alonso Hernández 2014 Book of Genesis chapter 6 comments as God saw so much wickedness on the earth, to the point that he decided to destroy to his own creation: “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart 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”. Genesis 6:6,7. But God found grace in the eyes of a man and he decided to give an opportunity to the all humanity, saving to Noe and his family, so that he began another time the repopulate the earth, nevertheless, this studies are not on The universal flood, but yes about a contradiction of the Lord, even when the same Bible declares that God is unalterable: "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" Numbers 23:19. For that this will be analyzed to understand what happen When God changes Opinion. Jonah and Niniveh 8th Century BC., Jonah, a prophet of Israel, actually is famous for being swallowed by a big fish and for disobey at God: "Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. Jonah 1:1-3. After that, in the ship a great storm arises and the sailors believe that Jonah is the guilty and he admits it this and if thrown overboard and is miraculously saved by a big fish toward to Niniveh.

2 Now the prophet no have more options that proclaim the word of God, after the message Jonah out of the city to watch the destruction, but something unexpected happens, the words of the prophet didn't fall in broken sack, because the king of Nineveh obey: “So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them for word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes and he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands, who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. Jonah 3:5-10. But the question is, What had it happened if they have not accepted the word of God? the city has probably been destroyed, just like happens time after: “And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness”. Zephaniah 2:13. The forgiveness of the King Acab The King Ahab, seventh king from Israel that governed between the years 874 and 853, son of the King Omrí, continuing with his political and of defense of the Kingdom, also he married with a princess Phoenician, Jezabel daughter of Et-baal king of Sidón (Tiria). Some believe that his period was of great progress for the nation, because at the beginning of his reign the hostilities ceased with Judá. Acab looked for the peace and the alliance with Aramaean, cananeos and their neighbors of Judá in the face of a worsening of the relationships with Syria.

3 But since the point of view of the faith was bad: “And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years and Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him and it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him”. 1 Kings 16:29-31. Interestingly some day God sent to the Prophet Elijah: “And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin. 1 Kings 21:20-22. But surprisingly instead of getting up in anger against Elíjah, the King decides to humble before God, arriving this attitude to the same throne of God who decided to change his first decision: “And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house”. 1 Kings 21:28-29. Long live to the King Hezekiah Another King of Israel called Hezekiah who was born in a 739 b.C. and some believe that he reigned coregency with Ahaz 729, sole reign 716 – 697 BC, and coregency with Manasseh 697 – 687. Hezekiah enacted sweeping religious reforms, during which he removed the worship of foreign deities from the Temple in Jerusalem, and restored the worship of Yahweh, God of Israel, in accordance with the Torah.

4 To this King is who owed the construction of the siloam tunnel: “"When Sennacherib had come, intent on making war against Jerusalem, Hezekiah consulted with his officers and warriors about stopping the flow of the springs outside the city ... for otherwise, they thought, the King of Assyria would come and find water in abundance" (2 Chronicles 32:2-4). But even with the good acts of Ezekiah, some one day the shadow of death coming to him: In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live. 2 Kings 20:1. Interestingly, once again, apparently, it is the humiliation toward God that is able to already change a verdict established: “Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 2 Kings 20:2-3. If the King has not taken into account the prophet's words and the has taken for gibe, would God always extend him his life? probably not, the life of Ezekiah, has finished in that moment, but thanks to his regret and petition to God, he gives him 15 years more than life: “And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. 2 King 20:6. Taking into account the prerogative of the humiliation a question arises, Really work to humble before God, until the point that he change the opinion?, The Bible seems to support this posture: “At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. Jeremiah 18:7,8.

5 But What about other characters like the king Saul, who God reject and don't forgive or Jude who apparently was already predestinated to condemnation, so much that some call him: "Son of perdition". To understand this it is necessary to know the doctrine of the predestination, which bases its idea on the Letter to the Romans: "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified”. Romans 8:29,30. Originally the word translated as “Predestination” in the Scripture, come from the Greek word “proorizo” that means “to determine in advance”, “to order”, “to decide about a future time”, then under a simple logic it would have to understand that when a person born its destination is marked, that meant, was chosen for condemnation or salvation, or Exist some way to change the script of the life?. For the writer and christian cartoonist, José Alonso, it understands these terms in the following way: "The predestination it exists and already the destination of a person is marked, however, the same as when I write a story I determine the personality and direction that my characters will have, but when advancing, in the progress of the story, according to the interaction that I have with the character, That I created, I decide to change its destination, according to the acts; likewise it works with God, because it’s necessary to remember that according to Scripture, in fact, all the humanity are condemned to the eternal punishment, however he in his infinite wisdom, decided to save some". Then to know if the Providence of God this with a person or not, Which is the criterion that God use it? to respond this it doesn't exist anything in the Scripture that indicates characteristic, therefore nobody knows which are, to exception of the same God: " 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. Matthew 11:27.

6 Therefore the believers advise that it is better to always be close to God, for not to go away and to stray, for that exists a popular sentence that people say: "While there is life, there is hope", or the biblical equivalent: "Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near”. Isaiah 55:6

7 References:  Wikipedia. Jonah  Wikipedia. Ninive  Meditate With Power. Saturday, June 18, 2011. God Forgave King Ahab!  2 Kings 20 - God Extends Hezekiah’s Life. © 2006 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission  ¿Qué es la predestinación? ¿Es bíblica la predestinación? © Copyright 2002-2013 Got Questions Ministries www.gotquestions.org/Espanol - Preguntas de la Biblia contestadas

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