“Let the people of the Gospel judge by that which Allah has revealed therein. Whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed; such are evil-livers.” (Quran, 5:47)
Let’s begin with the assumption that Allah is perfect. Because Allah is perfect what He chooses to reveal to us cannot be less than perfect.
- Can Allah make a mistake?
- Can Allah tell a lie?
- Will Allah be untruthful with us?
Never. Therefore, everything that Allah says to us is perfect. What has Allah said to us in the Torah and the Injeel? Among the many principles and stories contained in the Injeel, there are four very important things Allah has told us:
- He does not change
- He will not change His mind
- He will not change His word
- He will not change His plan
These are very important because by these unbreakable promises and truths, Allah demonstrates that we can always depend upon His character. He is not going to suddenly change His mind about us and what He intends to do for us. According to His own revelation, we can have absolute certainty about His intentions and His love:
He Does Not Change
“I am the Lord. I do not change.” (Malachi 3:6)
“Isa the Messiah is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
He Will Not Change His Mind
“Allah is not a man that He should lie, or a son of man that His purpose may be changed.” (Numbers 23:19)
“He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:4)
He Will Not Change His Word
“I tell you the truth, till Heaven and Earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle from the law shall pass away until all is fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:18)
“I the Lord have said the word and I will do it. I will not go back…my purpose will not be changed.” (Ezekiel 24:14)
He Will Not Change His Plan
“Allah, by whom you have been marked out in His purpose, is unchanging, and He will make it complete.” (I Thessalonians 5:24)
Allah is great enough, and strong enough to accomplish His purposes regardless of man’s efforts to circumvent them. Can a man thwart Allah? Certainly not. Therefore, we can completely depend upon His intentions, and his character. This is one reason why Christians believe certain things about Allah, and His plan for mankind – because Allah has made unbreakable promises to us, about us, and Himself.