02/7/09

The doctrine of God’s immutability

The Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck notes that the fact that God is unchanging in His being is of the utmost importance for maintaining the Creator/creature distinction, and for our worship of God:
“The doctrine of God’s immutability is of the highest significance for religion. The contrast between being and becoming marks the difference between the Creator and the creature. Every creature is continually becoming. It is changeable, constantly striving, seeks rest and satisfaction, and finds this rest in God, in him alone, for only he is pure being and no becoming. Hence, in Scripture God is often called the Rock.”



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