God and Change


#1

I know that God does not change. I was reading writings from a saint and he said “God is merciful for a season; then he punishes”. Does this suggest that God changes? Please help.


#2

God CAUSES change, but His nature, being eternal, does not itself change.


#3

Show us the quote so that we can read in context and see what the saint really meant.


#4

We can recieve the gift of God’s divine mercy while still alive to repent. (for a season) But after death we are judged, we are past the point of being able to repent.(punishes)


#5

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