30 – Immutability
§ 30. God is immutable inasmuch as in His essence and attributes1 there never has been, nor ever will be, nor ever can be, any increase or decrease,2 any development or evolution,3 any improvement or deterioration,4 or any change of whatever kind.5
1. God is immutable inasmuch as in His essence and attributes
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not.
2. there never has been, nor ever will be, nor ever can be, any increase or decrease,
Psalm 121:4 Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding.
3. any development or evolution,
Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am.
4. any improvement or deterioration,
Psalm 102:26–27 They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed. But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.
Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man.
I Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
I Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
5. or any change of whatever kind.
Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations.
I Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for He is not a man, that He should repent.
Psalm 110:4 The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent. Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in Thy sight are but as yesterday when it is passed, and as a watch in the night.
II Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.