This article looks at biblical passages, specifically Amos 7, that seem to suggest that God changes His mind. Looking at these passages through the perspective of the immutability of God and His omniscience, this article shows that God does not change His mind, but rather uses language that we can understand. Through this an evaluation of open theism is given.
How should the immutability of God be understood? This essay briefly examines the biblical evidence that speaks most clearly on God's immutability. Next, the author proposes senses of mutability and immutability that may be attributed to God. Is it possible for God to "repent"? Divine impassibility is also discussed in this context.