Monday, January 30, 2012


The Nature Of God

Justin Taylor quotes James Anderson on whether God changed at the Incarnation. The question as posed:
How do we hold together the idea that God doesn’t change with what happened at the incarnation and resurrection – where Jesus was united to a human nature and took on an earthly body and ultimately a resurrection body? It’s hard to understand that God taking on a human nature and all that he experienced in the flesh is not fundamental change for him.
What follows is a lot of words that amounts to a simple thing - GOD IS BEYOND OUR UNDERSTANDING. Anderson's response is philosophical doubletalk, a lot of words that place the essential intellectual problem in different places. There is always an unanswerable mystery, it just depends on where you are comfortable placing it.

I object to the exercise. To attempt to understand that which is inherently not understandable is to state in some implied fashion that we are on a level with God.

What we need to do is learn to live with the mystery. That is part of what it means to be servant, subject, disciple, and created human.
Isa 55:8-9 - "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."

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