God’s Grace Can Change Prophecy?

Today, on the way home from work, I was listening to the usual radio program. During the segment of it I caught today, they played several recorded callers praising their show, and that’s fine — it’s nice to know what people think. One of the callers caught my attention, raised an eyebrow, and caused me to be a whole lot less focused on the road than I should have been.

He said, loudly and exuberantly, and to the best of my recolllection, “I got a message from God! I heard a message from God! His grace can change prophecy!”

God’s grace can change prophecy!

Really?

I can only assume that the prophecy in question was the judgments mentioned in Revelation; Revelation’s events are typically what the program in question focuses on anyway.

Certainly there have been conditional prophecies — the “turn or perish” prophecy was given to quite a few groups by the prophets of old. Revelation’s prophecies don’t have that conditional; they are prophesied as if they are going to happen, whether we want them to or not.

What do you think? Can grace change prophecy? And if that’s true, why are the Scriptures “a more sure word of prophecy” if they are conditional?

2 thoughts on “God’s Grace Can Change Prophecy?

  1. Leslie Martin says:

    I don’t know for sure, but Abraham’s prayer regarding Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind, not to mention the prayer Moses made when he begged God not to destroy Israel. King Hezekiah was told that he was about to die, but God heard his fervent prayer and postponed his death sentence. I don’t know if He actually changed His mind or if it was conditional. I know the in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah, it was just too evil to continue. That makes me wonder just how far have we gone down that path? For us to change prophecy wouldn’t we have to change the conditions first? I mean, take the world today – if we all got right with God, what point would he end of the world make? Prophecy, as it is currently written, really wouldn’t be correct. Regardless, we should keep praying to God — He is a God who answers prayer and He will never leave us or forsake us.

  2. Jeremy Sheldon says:

    I have had a battle in my heart that has been going on for years with prophecy. I just cant make myself believe that God doesn’t have the ability to change his mind or change his plans. We all make choices continuously in life. That being said how could things not change in life. Of course, God knows everything but he also gives us free will. There are 2 sides to every coin it doesn’t matter if both sides are heads there are still 2 sides. Your heart changes and sometimes fails instead of follows God’s word. If the choices you make aren’t the same as a prophetic person first witnessed them to be then how can we sit here and say that the Lords mind doesn’t change with that. I just can’t believe the lord sets things in stone if that was the case then why give us free will or the ability to change our minds.

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