The Trinity: Impassibility, What is Denied [Samuel Renihan]

The doctrine of divine impassibility is a biblical, catholic, classical, and confessional doctrine of the Christian church which states that because God is simple, infinite, eternal, and immutable, he cannot undergo any change in state of being, or be acted upon in any way. The Reformed confessions of faith express this by saying that God … Continue reading The Trinity: Impassibility, What is Denied [Samuel Renihan]

Dr. Richard Barcellos interviewed on the Impassibility of God [Theology on the Go Podcast]

From the Alliance of Confessing Evangelical‘s Place for Truth’s podcast “Theology on the Go”: This week on Theology on the Go the topic will be the impassibility of God [Dr. Jonathan Master interviews Dr. Richard C. Barcellos]. This podcast is the third in a series focusing on the doctrine of the Trinity. In light of the recent … Continue reading Dr. Richard Barcellos interviewed on the Impassibility of God [Theology on the Go Podcast]

Upcoming Book: “Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility” eds. Baines, Barcellos, Butler, Lindblad & J. Renihan [RBAP]

Reformed Baptist Fellowship: Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, eds. Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, James P. Butler, Stefan T. Lindblad, and James M. Renihan.   RBAP [Reformed Baptist Academic Press] currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. … Continue reading Upcoming Book: “Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility” eds. Baines, Barcellos, Butler, Lindblad & J. Renihan [RBAP]

New Book: “God without Passions – a Primer: A Practical & Pastoral Study of Divine Impassibility” by Sam Renihan [RBAP]

As previously announced: God without Passions – a Primer: A Practical & Pastoral Study of Divine Impassibility” by Sam Renihan [ $11.99 | £7.63 ] Description: This book deals with something that you may have never even heard of, the doctrine of divine impassibility. Impassibility is not a word often used in sermons. Even when people … Continue reading New Book: “God without Passions – a Primer: A Practical & Pastoral Study of Divine Impassibility” by Sam Renihan [RBAP]

Upcoming Book: “God without Passions – a Primer: A Practical & Pastoral Study of Divine Impassibility” by Sam Renihan [RBAP]

Sam Renihan: Back in January, I announced God without Passions: A Reader. The intent of this book was to provide access to original source writings from the 16th and 17th centuries relevant to the classical confessional Reformed doctrine of divine impassibility. While that book included an introduction designed to help understanding and processing the authors’ … Continue reading Upcoming Book: “God without Passions – a Primer: A Practical & Pastoral Study of Divine Impassibility” by Sam Renihan [RBAP]

Sam Renihan’s interview on Reformed Forum regarding Divine Impassibility [AUDIO]

From Reformed Forum‘s Christ the Center episode 383: In this episode, we speak with Samuel Renihan about the doctrine of divine impassibility. Rev. Renihan is the pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in La Mirada, California and the editor of God without Passions: A Reader. Westminster Confession of Faith 2.1, that “There is but one only, … Continue reading Sam Renihan’s interview on Reformed Forum regarding Divine Impassibility [AUDIO]

Richard Barcellos’ Journey in the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility + Recommended Resources for Studying the Doctrine

Richard Barcellos: …in my journey in impassibility, there was a time when I was not equipped to understand the issues in such a manner as to be able to make my way through various discussions on a properly informed level. In other words, I found myself in over my head quite often, at first not … Continue reading Richard Barcellos’ Journey in the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility + Recommended Resources for Studying the Doctrine

ARBCA’s “A Position Paper Concerning Divine Impassibility” now online [ PDF | HTML ]

The position paper that was voted in during last week’s ARBCA General Assembly is now online. Position Paper Intro: A Position Paper Concerning the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility Presented by the Theology Committee of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America Our Confession unequivocally affirms that God is “without . . . passions”(2LCF 2.1). This … Continue reading ARBCA’s “A Position Paper Concerning Divine Impassibility” now online [ PDF | HTML ]

Spurgeon vs. Spurgeon: Further reflections on the doctrine of divine impassibility [Tom Chantry]

Tom Chantry digs deeper into Spurgeon’s dismissal of the confessional language that, as Spurgeon put it, God is “…’without parts or passions’—I think was the definition.” : Now this is curious indeed. In 1882 Spurgeon would say that he “often inwardly objected” to the confessional expression of impassibility. We can certainly take him at his word, but we … Continue reading Spurgeon vs. Spurgeon: Further reflections on the doctrine of divine impassibility [Tom Chantry]

Interview #79 – Phil Johnson w/ Rich Barcellos – Testimony, MacArthur, Impassibility, Spurgeon.org + more [Audio Podcast]

On episode 79 of our interview podcast we break our rules again and  hand over the interviewee mic. Richard Barcellos interviews Phil Johnson and they get into a wide array of topics. TOPICS: His testimony How he got connected with John MacArthur How he came to believe the Doctrines of Grace? His favorite authors Criticism an politeness … Continue reading Interview #79 – Phil Johnson w/ Rich Barcellos – Testimony, MacArthur, Impassibility, Spurgeon.org + more [Audio Podcast]

Impassibility: Basic Definition, Explanation, & Why it’s Essential [Jim Butler]

Jim Butler: The goal with this post is simply to provide a basic definition, explanation, and to highlight why the doctrine is essential. It is crucial to understand that it is the doctrine of impassibility that secures God’s relational character to His creatures; it alone provides the foundation for the confession’s declaration that God is … Continue reading Impassibility: Basic Definition, Explanation, & Why it’s Essential [Jim Butler]

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

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” (LCF 2.1) 21 April 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/04/04-21-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: Review and Theological Method” (LCF 2.1) 28 April 2013  http://www.sycamorebaptistchurch.com/images/sermons/2013/04/04-28-2013_ss.mp3 – “Impassibility: Theological Method” (LCF … Continue reading Impassibility 8-Part Audio Series [Chuck Rennie]

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

VIDEO Q&A & Interviews from 2015 SoCal RB Pastors Conf. now online

Though the 2016 Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference main session audio and video have already been posted, the Q&A and some interviews from the occasion were posted earlier today. James Dolezal – Q&A [25 min. vid]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbWWarUL-Q Panel Q&A feat. James Dolezal, James Renihan, Ron Baines, and Sam Renihan [55 min. vid.]: Sam Renihan interview … Continue reading VIDEO Q&A & Interviews from 2015 SoCal RB Pastors Conf. now online