Does God change his mind?

I was reading Jonah 3:1-10 and at a glance it seems that God “altered” his plan to destoy the Ninevites. However, in reality I believe it is a lesson in confirming God"s love in forgiving us when we offend him.
I am asking this question to get the Church’s position on this matter.

Thank you,


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Recommended Reading:

Jonah and God’s Call to Mercy by Mark P. Shea

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