Does God Have Feelings for You?: God Without Passions

GwP-PrimerGod without Passions: A Primer by Samuel Renihan

“God does not have the same wisdom, love, and mercy that we have. God has such things according to what he is; in other words, not as qualities which can be removed or added, increased or decreased, but essentially, eternally, and perfectly.”


It’s unfortunate and sad to me that many Christians these days seem to minimize the importance of doctrine, stressing instead the importance of relationship and experience. But who seeks out and develops relationships with people without taking the time to get to know them? What kind of relationship would I have with my husband and children if I didn’t take the time to get to know them and to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and didn’t care to learn what was important to them, what they enjoyed, or how they felt about things? God has graciously condescended to man in revealing himself to us through both his Word and his Son, Jesus Christ, so that we may know “what man is to believe about God and what duty God requires of man” (Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question #3). As a believer, it’s my duty and should be my joy to learn all I can about God. Continue reading “Does God Have Feelings for You?: God Without Passions”

Comprehending the Incomprehensible: The Attributes of God

The Attributes of God by Arthur. W. Pink

attributes of God“The spiritual and saving knowledge of God is the greatest need of every human creature.”

 

“The ‘god’ of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ than does the dim flickering of a candle the glory of the midday sun” – Pink


With so many religions and “winds of doctrine” that surround us,  it’s crucial that we understand well who God is in order to prevent falling into doctrinal error. God can best be understood, not by his actions or his (apparent) emotions, but by His attributes as revealed to us in Scripture. One of the best books on this topic is The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink.

We recently began a study of Pink’s book in our adult Sunday School class as a result of a theological issue that came to the surface and became a point of serious discussion and debate within our church association. Apparently the subject is one which has actually been compromised within evangelicalism in decades past. Continue reading “Comprehending the Incomprehensible: The Attributes of God”