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The immutability of religion

The immutability of religion

a sermon preached at the ordination of the Rev. Reuben Nason to the pastoral charge of the Congregational church in Freeport, February 7th, 1810

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Published by J. M"Kown, printers in Portland [Me.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nason, Reuben, -- 1779-1835,
  • Theology, Doctrinal -- Sermons,
  • Ordination sermons,
  • Sermons, American

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jesse Appleton
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 19375
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination19 p
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18055957M

    The Immutability of Christ "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever."—Hebrews It is well that there is one person who is the same. It is well that there is one stable rock amidst the changing billows of this sea of life; for how many and how grievous have been the changes of . The Bible teaches that God never changes. The promises are unchanging. God boldly declared in Malachi that he is unchanging. The immutability of God is thus certain and an essential part of the doctrine of Christianity.

      Immutability is one of the Divine perfections which is not sufficiently pondered. It is one of the excellencies of the Creator which distinguishes Him from all His creatures. God is perpetually the same: subject to no change in His being, attributes, or determinations. (January ) Immutability is the doctrine of classical Christian theism that God cannot change; this has been variously interpreted to mean either that God's nature cannot change but that God can, or that God himself cannot change at all. Immutability is also encompassed in Jewish theism.

    This robs God of his divine nature, and religion of its firm foundation and assured comfort This immutability, however, should not be confused with monotonous sameness or rigid immobility. Scripture itself leads us in describing God in the most manifold relations to all his creatures.   Voted one of Christianity Today's Books of the Year! The Openness of God presents a careful and full-orbed argument that the God known through Christ desires "responsive relationship" with his creatures. While it rejects process theology, the book asserts that such classical doctrines as God's immutability, impassibility and foreknowledge demand reconsideration.4/5(4).


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Book Description This study shows how the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar sheds light on the controverted question of God's immutability, and succeeds in respecting both the transcendence and the immanence of by:   The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking.

Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave : Catharine Macaulay. An examination of Dr.

Reid's Inquiry into the human mind on the principles of common sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the nature and immutability of in behalf of religion The second edition. [Priestley, Joseph] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

An examination of Dr. Reid's Inquiry into the human mind on the principles of common sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the nature and.

The Immutability of God in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar Gerard F. O'Hanlon This study shows how the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar sheds new light on the controverted question of God's immutability, and succeeds in respecting both the transcendence and immanence of God.

For Bavinck, immutability is what it means for God to be God. He is eternal, necessary, free from all composition, and devoid of potentiality; he is pure act, pure form, unadulterated essence.

“If God were not immutable, he would not be God” (RD ). As the God who is, he cannot change, for any kind of change would diminish his being. Michael J. Dodds, O.P., The Unchanging God of Love: Thomas Aquinas & Contemporary Theology on Divine Immutability, 2nd Edition: Catholic University of America Press, Washington,Xi and Pp, $ [REVIEW] Janine Idziak - - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

immutability; immutable i-mu-ta-bil'-i-ti, i-mu'-ta-b'-l (ametathetos): Occurs in Hebrews18 of the unchangeableness of the Divine counsel. It is the perfection of Yahweh that He changes not in character, will, purpose, aim (Malachi ; so of Christ, Hebrews ). In this excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist, I discuss divine immutability and impassibility.

Photo by Wonderlane is licensed under CC This content uses referral links. What follows, with minor modifications, is an excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist. Philosophy and Systematics. First of all, we have set before us the doctrine of THE IMMUTABILITY OF GOD.

"I am God, I change not." Here I shall attempt to expound, or rather to enlarge the thought, and then afterwards to bring a few arguments to prove its truth.

I shall offer some exposition of my text, by first saying, that God is Jehovah, and he changes not in his. Malachi - “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

An Examination of Dr. Reid's Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Sense in Behalf of Religion (Classic Reprint) [Priestley, Joseph] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

An Examination of Dr. Reid's Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense, Dr. Beattie's Essay on the Author: Joseph Priestley. For Bavinck, immutability is what it means for God to be God. He is eternal, necessary, free from all composition, and devoid of potentiality; he is pure act, pure form, unadulterated essence.

“If God were not immutable, he would not be God” (RD  ). As the God who is, he cannot change, for any kind of change would diminish his being. Charles Haddon Spurgeon's, The Immutability of God, will inspire and challenge you.

Listen to Spurgeon: I know nothing which can so comfort the soul, so calm the swelling billows of grief and sorrow–so speak peace to the winds of trial–as a devout musing upon the subject of the Godhead. It is to that subject that I invite you this morning.5/5(3). Louis Berkhof, in his Systematic Theology book, described God’s immutability as, “That perfection of God by which He does not change in His being, perfections, purposes, or promises.” Herman Bavinck, in “The Doctrines of God” commented: “The doctrine of God’s immutability is of the highest significance for religion.

Immutability. Authors; Authors and affiliations; Stephen T. Davis; Chapter. 24 Downloads; Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR) Abstract.

It is part of the Christian tradition that God is immutable. Of course there are several ways in which the sentence ‘God is immutable’ can be understood, some of which we will.

One dictionary definition states that immutability is the quality of not being subject to or susceptible to change. God cannot change, nor can He be changed. Malachi a says, "For I the LORD do not change." James says, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no.

The necessity of these books testifies that something is amiss even among confessionalists. It is being suggested in other places that God is immutable in himself (in se) but he is not immutable with respect to us. This “two-track” approach to the doctrine of God seems.

The Immutability of God is an attribute that " God is unchanging in his character, will, and covenant promises." The Westminster Shorter Catechism says that " [God] is a spirit, whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.

The doctrine of divine immutability consists in the assertion that God cannot undergo real change. Plato and Boethius infer divine immutability from God’s perfection, Aristotle from God’s being the first cause of change, Augustine from God’s having created time.

Get this from a library. The immutability of religion: a sermon preached at the ordination of the Rev. Reuben Nason to the pastoral charge of the Congregational church in.

Immutability is ascribed to Christ, Take the book of Psalms in your hand, and forgetting for an instant that you have the representation of the life of one of the olden time, you might suppose—that David wrote only yesterday.

Some speak of developments as though we did not have the whole Christian religion discovered yet; but the.CHAPTER 9 The Immutability Of God CHAPTER 10 The Divine Omniscience CHAPTER 11 The Wisdom Of God True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time.

The The message of this book does not grow out of these times but it is appropriate to them.O'HANLON, Immutability of God in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xiii+ pp.

$ (cloth). Gerard O'Hanlon offers a fine study of an issue that has received much attention in recent philosophy and systematic theology.