Four Things God Cannot Do by Jesse Hendley

FOUR THINGS GOD CANNOT DO
Sermon By Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 24, 1994

Colonial Hills Baptist Church
East Point, Ga.
January, 1947

Titus 1:2; Heb. 6:18

Four things that God cannot do! Now immediately
someone will resist the idea that there is anything
that God cannot do, but when the Scriptures say there
are some things that God cannot do, then, beloved,
there ARE some things that God cannot do. Someone will
quote the fact that all things are possible with God.
That is true, but there is a limitation to that very
word. We have to take everything into consideration
when we study our Bible. There are two passages to
which I want to call your attention. In Titus 1:2,
Paul says, "In hope of eternal life, which God, that
cannot lie, promised before the world began." There is
one thing that God cannot do: He cannot lie. I like
that! That statement is the basis of any comfort any
Christian has this morning.

If God cannot lie, I'm going to Heaven. If God lies,
I'm going to Hell. Now that is the whole story. My
eternal salvation rests on one thing: the bare fact
that God cannot lie. That is where Paul bases his
salvation. Paul wasn't trusting that marvelous
experience he had on the Damascus road; He was
trusting the CHARACTER of God, that God cannot lie. As
a matter of fact, every DOUBT about God that you and I
have is a slander at the character of God. Do you know
that? Someone may say, "Well, yes, I repented of my
sins and I accepted Jesus, but---I'm afraid I might
not reach Heaven." That is a slander on God's
character!

Isn't it? Every DOUBT---that is why God hates doubts
and that is why God hates unbelief. It is a slander on
His character. God says, in effect, "I cannot lie.
If you trust my Son, I will bring you to Heaven. All
you have to do is repent of your sins, and love my
Son, and trust my Son and I promise you I will bring
you to Heaven." Then someone com ...


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