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What did not come into God's mind?

Submitted: 4/21/2005
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Question: Help me to understand what the Bible means when it says that something did not come into God's mind. For example, Jeremiah 32:35 says, 'And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.' This idea is also found in Jeremiah 19:5, which says, 'They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind.

Answer: God is simply saying that it never occurred to Him that human beings, which He created in His own image, would actually toss their own children into the fire to appease some imagined god. Due to His moral nature, which is only to love, God never imagined that His people would stoop so low and perform such despicable abominations. He would probably say the same thing today about the modern practice of legalize baby killing (also known as abortion).