Particular Voices [Roundup] on God’s Affections, Passivity, Immutability, Simplicity, & Impassibility
Mar18

Particular Voices [Roundup] on God’s Affections, Passivity, Immutability, Simplicity, & Impassibility

Sam Renihan: For those interested in some historical perspective on the way that the Particular Baptists and other 17th century theologians spoke of these issues, reference the following: Hercules Collins – “Deus actus purus est.” Benjamin Keach –  God’s Affections Edward Drapes – Divine Immutability John Norton (not a Particular Baptist, but read by them): Passivity and Suffering The divine names and...

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Impassibility 8-Part Audio Series [Chuck Rennie]
Feb03

Impassibility 8-Part Audio Series [Chuck Rennie]

Part of the 1689 Confession series from Sycamore Baptist Church: “Impassibility: Under Attack” (LCF 2.1)  24 March 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/03/03-24-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: Contemporary Dilemma” (LCF 2.1) 31 March 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/03/03-31-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: The Sort of God who is Near”...

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[Audio/Video] God without Parts & Passions: The Doctrines of Divine Simplicity & Divine Impassibility [Dr. James Dolezal]
Jan31

[Audio/Video] God without Parts & Passions: The Doctrines of Divine Simplicity & Divine Impassibility [Dr. James Dolezal]

God without Parts: The Doctrine of Divine Simplicity Recent trends in evangelical theology have called into question the traditional understanding of God’s being. For centuries, theologians have maintained that God is immutable and simple, that is, not composed of parts. Yet many recent philosophers of religion have found the doctrine to be untenable. Dr. James Dolezal argues for the importance of retaining divine simplicity while he...

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God Is Impassible & Passionate: 4-part series on Divine Impassibility [Dr. Bob Gonzales]
Jan31

God Is Impassible & Passionate: 4-part series on Divine Impassibility [Dr. Bob Gonzales]

Dr. Bob Gonzales: As you’re aware, classical theists tell us that God is “without passions” (impassible). But the biblical writers describe God as full of emotion. In the articles below, I attempt to show how we may hold the one without denying the other. Part One: “There Is No Pain, You Are Misreading”: Is God “Comfortably Numb”? [25 min. readout] This article introduces the tension between...

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A Solution in Search of a Problem [Tom Chantry]
Apr16

A Solution in Search of a Problem [Tom Chantry]

In a followup to a previous post on the impassibility of God, Pastor Tom Chantry digs a little deeper into how the incarnation of Christ informs us of both divine impassibility as well as our Mediator’s ability to sympathize with passible, passionate humans. The immutable God, we are told, must have decreed his own changeability with regard to His emotions. Otherwise, we would have a God who is cold, distant, and unsympathetic....

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The Problem with Passion [Tom Chantry]
Apr14

The Problem with Passion [Tom Chantry]

Pastor Tom Chantry has written a short post that helps us to understand the relationship between God’s love and compassion and his immutability and impassibility: God is our Father, but is He our Daddy?  I understand that this has become a quite popular notion.  “Abba” we are told, is not Aramaic for “Father,” so much as for “Daddy.”  It invokes a father-and child relationship with God that is warm, comfortable, and very human. ...

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Does God have Passions? [Chuck Rennie, Barcellos, Drapes]
Mar11

Does God have Passions? [Chuck Rennie, Barcellos, Drapes]

Over at Reformed Baptist Fellowship, Pastor Chuck Rennie writes: The word impassibility has reference to the London Baptist Confession’s statement that God is “without. . . passions” (LBC 2:1). Does God have passions (passio/pati)? When we hear the word passion, we might think of the ‘passion of Christ,’ which refers to the suffering of Christ. Therefore, to say that God is impassible, or without passions, is to say that God, as God,...

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Sample of Review Article on Kingdom through Covenant from JIRBS [Sam Renihan]
Feb11

Sample of Review Article on Kingdom through Covenant from JIRBS [Sam Renihan]

Another sample of the upcoming JIRBS we’ve told you about from RBAP.net. This one is an excerpt from Sam Renihan’s review article of “Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants“. It begins: It goes without saying that Gentry and Wellum are to be commended for their detailed, careful, and extensive work. They are also to be commended for a desire to say what God has said in such a...

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Feb. 2014 Week 2 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]
Feb08

Feb. 2014 Week 2 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]

Watch on YouTube : or Feb. 2014 Week 2 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [ 42:30 | 77.83 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher, or by Email – Headlines: James White reviews the Bill Nye v. Ken Ham Debate [Audio|Video] + Friday Funny [Pakleds] Of Impassibility: Impassibility: Under Attack, Modern Dilemma, Theological Method + More  [Chuck Rennie's 8-Part Audio Series] Benjamin...

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“Still Impassible” sample from the upcoming JIRBS [Dr. Dolezal]
Feb06

“Still Impassible” sample from the upcoming JIRBS [Dr. Dolezal]

Sample of the upcoming JIRBS we’ve told you about from RBAP.net: Dr. James E. Dolezal’s article for JIRBS 2014 is entitled, “STILL IMPASSIBLE: Confessing God without Passions.” It is a very important subject and Dr. Dolezal handles it with precision and awareness of the doctrine in its history and current state. Here is a sample of his much larger discussion. Be sure to read the endnotes (which will appear as footnotes in the...

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Feb. 2014 Week 1 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]
Feb01

Feb. 2014 Week 1 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [Podcast]

Watch on YouTube : or Feb. 2014 Week 1 Headlines from the Dunker Bunker [ 31:00 | 36.18 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher, or by Email – Headlines: Dr Michael Brown vs. Dr James White Debates: Has the gift of healing ceased? & For whom did Christ die? [Video] [Audio/Video] God without Parts & Passions: The Doctrines of Divine Simplicity & Divine Impassibility...

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