posted on May, 2 2011 @ 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Greatest I am
Scripture seems to contradict this definition. It shows a N T Jesus that must learn and an O T God who changes thanks to repenting.
The OT "repentances" are not presented as genuine changes, but as responses to human behaviour.
Typically, his original intention is presented as "If they disobey me, I will follow Plan A; if they cease to disobey me, I will follow Plan B". Then
if people switch from disobedience to obedience, or vice-versa, he switches from Plan A to Plan B, or vice-versa. That does not amount to a genuine
change, because both courses of action are covered by the original intention. Either way, he's doing what he always intended to do in those
As for Jesus, bear in mind the orthodox christology, that Christ is not just "God", but God and man at the same time. It was the humanity that needed
Can God change? You would have to ask, "Where would change come from?" We change because of external forces beyond our control, or internal weaknesses
beyond our control. By definition, neither of those factors could exist in the case of an eternally self-existing God.
edit on 2-5-2011 by DISRAELI because: (no reason given)