“If the God of heaven truly is all-powerful, then He can do anything. Didn’t Jesus say that with God all things are possible?” The truth is, the Bible describes the God of heaven as “the Lord Almighty” (II Corinthians 6:18). And, yes, Jesus did proclaim that in the matter of being saved, “with God all things are possible”(Matthew 19:26). But, there are some things that God does not do because they are against His nature. There are yet other actions that He does not take because they are not in mankind’s best interest. What are some things that God does not do?
First, God does not lie. Feeble, deceptive man is no match for the integrity of God. In Titus 1:2 we read about Him described as “God, that cannot lie.” If God says it, then you know it is true. Since God is always true to His word, the Bible says,“God is faithful” (I Corinthians 1:9).
Second, God does not stop caring about people despite the sins they commit. Make no mistake about it: God hates all forms of unrighteousness and holds us accountable for all of our actions (Hebrews 1:9). But, He keeps on loving those that transgress His will. The Bible says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). We might offend God, hurt God, and even anger God, but His love toward us does not change. What an amazing Being He is!
Third, God does not get fooled. A person might fool some folks some of the time, but he can never fool all the people all of the time. When it comes to God, no one fools God, ever! “Be not deceived; God is not mocked” (Galatians 6:7). Those things people think they have kept hidden as secrets; well, there are no secrets before Jehovah! Because God knows all things (I John 3:20), there is no “pulling the wool over” God’s eyes.
Fourth, God does not act contrary to what He has revealed to us in the Bible. God’s word, the Bible, is truth (John 17:17). Because He is the “LORD God of truth” (Psalm 31:5), God always acts in harmony with truth. In view of that, we should never ask Him to do anything that goes against what He has told us in the Bible. For instance, in 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 we read that those “that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” will be punished with everlasting destruction. Because that is true, I must not ask Him to do otherwise (or even in the back of my mind that He will), because it will not happen.
Fifth, God does not reject anyone that comes to Him on His terms. What color is my skin? What is my nationality? What is my religious background? What is my gender? When it comes to the salvation of a person’s soul, none of these matters has one iota to do with it. You see, God wants every person to be saved (I Timothy 2:4), regardless of where they came from, what they look like, or how their life’s history reads! Jesus said,“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
The Lord’s invitation is for all; whosoever will, let him come! The only way to have our past sins forgiven by the blood of Jesus is to come on the conditions that He sets forth in His word. It is not our will, but God’s that must be done. The New Testament teaches that in order to be saved, a lost person must believe that Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:30-31), repent of past sins (Acts 2:38), confess faith in Jesus (Romans 10:10), and be immersed in water (Acts 22:16). After one becomes a Christian, the Lord wants him to live faithfully, trusting in and living for the Lord God.