1340 consistency

1340 consistency

God’s nature, plans and purpose do not change. The same consistent plan of salvation can be seen throughout the OT and NT, culminating in Jesus Christ who is “the same yesterday and today and for ever”. Believers are also called to show the same consistency in their faith and witness.

God’s nature is consistent and unchanging

Mal 3:6 See also Ps 102:27; Jas 1:17

God’s plans and purpose are consistent and unchanging

Ps 33:11 See also Nu 23:19; 1Sa 15:29; Job 36:5; Ps 89:34; Tit 1:2; Heb 7:21; Ps 110:4

God’s plan of salvation is consistent

Ge 12:2-3; Heb 6:17-18; Heb 13:8 See also Ge 18:18; Ge 22:17-18; Ge 26:4; Ge 28:14; Dt 18:15,18; Ps 72:17; Jer 4:1-2; Zec 8:13; Ac 3:23-26; Gal 3:8

Believers are to live lives consistent with their profession of faith

Eph 4:1; Php 1:27 See also Mt 5:37; 1Th 4:12; 1Ti 3:7; Heb 13:7; Jas 5:12; 2Pe 3:11

See also

1035God, faithfulness
1115God, purpose of
1160God, unchangeable
1170God, unity of
1320God as Saviour
2324Christ as Saviour
5467promises, divine
5769behaviour
6510salvation
8266holiness
8331reliability

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