In a few weeks, I will be speaking to a small group about aspects of who God is (aspects applied analogously as God is a simple, complete being w/out parts). I affirm simplicity and I can talk about it a little using terms I was taught but how should I present it to a group of laypeople...
It is sometimes argued that the Incarnation of Christ contradicts the unchangeability of God, for if a divine Person became a man in time, then some change must have occured in the divine Person.
Traditional Christianity, however, has held that God, by definition, is able to act on others...
christ's human nature
divinity of christ
grace of union
Louis Berkhof (1873 - 1957) speaks of the eternal generation of the Son from the Father as "a timeless act, the act of an eternal present, an act always continuing and yet ever completed."
My question is if any other theologian before Berkhof spoke similarly, particularly using "always...
Ever since reading James Dolezal's "All That Is In God", I've often wondered about the nature of theophanies. God is infinite, timeless, eternal, invisible; so in what sense are theophanies God? To experience time and space, as theophanies do, is something only creatures do, not the Creator...
From the Medulla theologiae.
The simplicity of God.
XIX. God, by his simplicity, is without all composition, coalition, concretion, confusion, and diversity, absolutely simple, one, and indivisible, so that whatsoever is or is conceived of as being in him is God. I shall be who I shall be, or, I...