Hebrews 6.18/ Malachi 3.6
‘That by two immutable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, that we might have a strong consolation who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. ‘For I am the Lord, I change not.’
It is impossible for God to be inconsistent. This truth should impress human hearts and be constantly before them. Five implications: 1) God cannot fail to be holy. The sinner is dealing with a being who is consistently holy in every demand. 2) God cannot fail to enforce his Law. Having given the moral Law to humankind, he cannot disregard nor set it aside. He must hold all fully accountable and he cannot do otherwise. This should alarm transgressors. 3) God cannot admit sin into heaven. Sin defiles, sin is anarchy. Sin is the transgression of the Law. It is also the disposition to transgress. It is therefore impossible for God ever to admit unregenerated people into heaven. 4) God cannot save anyone without repentance In infinite wisdom God made a plan of salvation. That plan requires repentance. Jesus said ‘unless you repent you shall all likewise perish’. ‘No one comes to the Father except by me.’ This is true by the very nature of God. He so loved the world that he gave his Son as the redeemer and he cannot be untrue to his Son by saving some on the basis of some other plan. 5) God cannot fail to save those who come to Him in his appointed way. Those who repent of their sins and trust in Christ are surely, inevitably, and eternally saved. God will be true to every promise, otherwise the whole Bible would be a farce. God is truth and he cannot be otherwise. We know his plan and his commandments. The burden is entirely upon us. We must give him complete command of our lives. He has said the wages of sin is death. Everlasting life should be the goal of every human being.