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The Very Existence of God Proves Immutability

Thus having taken a great deal too much time, perhaps, in simply expanding the thought of an unchanging God, I will now try to prove that he is unchangeable, I am not much of an argumentative preacher, but one argument that I will mention is this: the very existence, and being of a God, seem to me to imply immutability. Let me think a moment. There is a God; this God rules and governs all things- this God fashioned the world he upholds and maintains it. What kind of being must he be? It does strike me that you cannot think of a changeable God. I conceive that the thought is so repugnant to common sense, that if you for one moment think of a changing God, the words seem to clash, and you are obliged to say, “Then he must be a kind of man,” and get a Mormonite idea of God. I imagine it is impossible to conceive of a changing God; it is so to me. Others may be capable of such an idea, but I could not entertain it. I could no more think of a changing God, than I could of a round square, or any other absurdity. The thing seems so contrary, that I am obliged, when once I say God, to include the idea of an unchanging being.

Charles H. Spurgeon-The Immutability of God- A Sermon January 7, 1855

  1. August 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for this gem–I would not have thought that good old Spurgeon would have dived into a discussion of God’s immutability.

    • August 14, 2012 at 3:43 am

      I appreciate the comment. Yes, ole Spurgeon was pretty knowledgable in many areas. Of course he imparted most of that knowledge through his sermons instead of theological treatises.

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