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What is the significance of Jeremiah 26:2–3?

The Lord tells Jeremiah to prophesy to Israel that they should repent, for “I may change my mind about the disaster that I intend to bring on [Israel] because of their evil doings.”

It is difficult to discern what God intended to reveal about himself by claiming he is willing to change his mind if we accept the classical view that God never really changes his mind. Relatedly, it is odd that Open Theists who simply want to affirm what Jeremiah here affirms—that God is willing to change his mind—are sometimes labeled “heretical” by other Bible believing Christians for doing so.

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