Category Archives: Immutablility

the greek origin of omniscience

The concept of omniscience in rooted in the idea of God’s “perfection”. In platonism, the perfect cannot change. Thus, if god changed (such as learning new information) then god would not be perfect. Omniscience, then, is an extension of platonistic … Continue reading

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God is personal

God’s first act towards human beings is to create man in His image. This is a very important concept in the Bible. Whereas the pagan gods have idols in their image, mankind is God’s image (the same Hebrew word is … Continue reading

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can God be wearied?

Isa 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary [yaw-gah]. His understanding is unsearchable.     Isaiah 40 is commonly used … Continue reading

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Christian cliches – of course He can because He is God

When Non-Christians (or even Christians) ask Christians if God can do/know/be/have something, often the response is “of course He does because He is God.” Or the phrase might be in the form of a negative “if God did not do/know/be/have … Continue reading

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understanding jeremiah 3

In Jeremiah 3, the author (presumably Jeremiah) attempts to convince Israel to repent and to return to God. To do this, the author attempts various means. The author condemns. The author forgives. The author incentivizes. Both the carrot and the … Continue reading

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understanding psalms 90

Psalms 90 styles itself as a psalm written by Moses or passed down from Moses. The authorship is interesting concerning the content. The theme of the psalm is how man lives for a short time, yet God lives forever. In … Continue reading

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theological aversion to being made in the image of God

The starting chapters of the Bible always seem to make the classical theologians very uncomfortable. Not only is the text very incriminating to timelessness and omniscience (after all God creates and then observes in a repeating pattern), but it also … Continue reading

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