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”

Okay, So God is Holy — So What?

holinessThe Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul

“Sin is cosmic treason. Sin is treason against a perfectly pure Sovereign. It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward One to whom we owe everything, to the One who has given us life itself…The slightest sin is an act of defiance against cosmic authority…It is an insult to his holiness.”


If you are paying attention at all, it should be evident how little God is respected in today’s society. If He is acknowledged to exist at all, He’s viewed as “The Big Guy Upstairs,” or His name is merely used as an expletive. People say, “Thank God” and “God Bless You” without even really giving God a thought. And what about the term “OMG” that everyone uses? Even Christians! Really?? It seems to me that God is not taken very seriously at all, and that includes by many Christians. People expect certain things from God without considering (or caring about) what it is that He expects of them.

Some people incorrectly develop a dual view of God as He is presented in the Old and New Testaments. Continue reading “Okay, So God is Holy — So What?”