Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son and Divine Impassibility

  The Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, 210-23, Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   Prior to entering a formal discussion dealing with the incarnation, the […]

what Fred Sanders thinks of Confessing the Impassible God

  A spirited reclaiming of the doctrine of divine impassibility, this coherent, well-edited, multi-author project is unique in several commendable aspects. It is decisively Baptist, but advances its argument in ways that recent generations have stopped expecting from Baptist theologians. These authors are committed to the final authority of Scripture in doctrinal matters, but mastery […]

brief excerpt from Confessing the Impassible God – Romans 1:20, the Creator’s invisible attributes, eternal power, and divine nature

    taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility (RBAP, 2015), 183-86. Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what […]

back cover of Confessing the Impassible God

Preface to Confessing the Impassible God

  Confessing the Impassible God can be purchased here.   PREFACE . . . We have no itch to clog religion with new words, but do readily acquiesce in that form of sound words which hath been, in consent with the Holy Scriptures, used by others before us . . . These humble words come […]

RBAP’s two books on divine impassibility…and one more coming

  RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. What is divine impassibility? Sam Renihan, in his newest book (God without Passions: a Primer), defines it as follows: “God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation” […]

J. V. Fesko endorses Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility

  You can watch an interview with the authors here. Truth sometimes sounds stranger than fiction, which is why Confessing the Impassible God is a welcomed, rigorous defense of the traditional and confessional doctrine of divine impassibility. Many in the church have either rejected this vital biblical teaching or have forgotten it because the sands […]

David Pitman endorses God without Passions: a Primer, by Samuel Renihan

Many theological writers can be expected to understand their subject. Far fewer are able to make their subject understandable. Samuel Renihan has that rare ability to do both. This “primer” presents a profound truth in a profoundly simple manner. Like facets of a diamond, the impassibility of God is viewed: first, with exegetical precision; second, […]

Paul Helm’s Foreword to Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, and Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility

Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, and Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility coming later this year from RBAP   FOREWORD To many readers, Confessing the Impassible God will be a surprising book. It articulates and defends the impassibility of God by Baptists, taking seriously the statements of Baptist confessions of faith of the seventeenth […]

CONFESSING THE IMPASSIBLE GOD: The Biblical, Classical, and Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility (endorsements)

Coming later this year from RBAP.   How is the confessional phrase God is “without . . . passions” to be understood? Is God really without passions? Isn’t he like us or rather aren’t we like God, made in his image? We have passions and emotions, therefore, God must have the same; or so the […]