Did God Change at the Incarnation?

James Anderson:

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[pk_image image=”” title=”” w=”60″ image_style=”square” h=”0″ align=”left” icon=”” action=”” link=”” link_target=”_self” lightbox_gallery_id=””]The puzzle can be stated as follows:

  1. Classical theism holds that God does not change; indeed, God cannot change, because he transcends time altogether.
  2. Scripture likewise teaches that God does not change (Mal. 3:6; James 1:17).
  3. Scripture also teaches that God the Son “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14); but becoming involves a change from one state (not being human) to another (being human).
  4. Scripture further teaches that God the Son died and rose again (Rom. 1:4); this also entails a change from one state (being dead) to another (being alive).
  5. So the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Resurrection seem to contradict the doctrines of divine immutability and timelessness. [/pk_box]

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