Saturday, February 18, 2006

Relation of Immutable God to Mutable World

God cannot relate to the world without undergoing change

According to Norman L. Geisler's Baker Encyclopedia of Christianity, the eternal, unchanging God relates to the changing world. In God's relationship with humans, it is a real relationship of dependence on the creatures' part but not a relationship of dependence on the part of God. God need not be temporal in order to relate to the temporal world. God never changes as He relates to the world, but real changes do occur in that relation with the world.