The Light Impacts Devotional – GOD IS NOT A MAN THAT LIES


A year or two ago, a learned colleague and friend from other religion challenged my ending the Light Impacts with JESUS IS GOD, saying; is it not written in the Bible that God is not man quoting Hosea 11:9 and Numbers 23:19. He said Jesus is a prophet and not God. I chuckled when I saw it. Let’s examine the Scriptures:

“GOD [IS] NOT A MAN, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do [it]? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?’’ Numbers 23:19. “I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger.. for I [AM] GOD, AND NOT MAN…’’ Hosea 11:9. He quoted the capitalised aspect of the Scriptures

I helped him complete it. My friend was wrong: 1. ‘’..not knowing the Scripture nor the power of God.’’ Matthew 22:29. I asked him, what can God not do? He was speechless. 2. He does not understand the principle of anthropomorphism. The above passages are referring to God’s character. That is; in character, I am God and not man that lies

Action cue: Anthropomorphism is the ascription of human bodily parts & attributes to God; taking substantiating statements of Scripture to be literal & not figurative. God can be like man in BODILY form & still be magnificent.


Oluwalana Peter (JSB)

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