Before creatures ever came into the equation, what was God like? His basic persona and His character, that’s who He is. And I believe, absolutely, God was happy from eternity past. Happiness is built into Him. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have always enjoyed a happy relationship.
Randy Alcorn's Blog: god
- Fri, Aug 16, 2013
- Doctrine and Theology
Immutability, referring to God, means He does not change. He never changes. This is clearly taught in Scripture. You see it in Malachi 3:6, where He says, “I the Lord do not change.” We also see it in James 1:17 where it says, “the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
- Wed, Jul 10, 2013
- Christian Life
John Donne wrote, “As he that fears God, fears nothing else. So he that sees God, sees everything else.”
There’s several components to Donne’s quote. One is that if you fear God, you don’t have to be afraid of anyone else. We’re all going to fear somebody. The question is, who?
- Fri, Mar 22, 2013
- Suffering and Evil
In If God Is Good, I share a story that John Stott tells in his book The Cross of Christ about billions of people seated on a great plain before God’s throne. Most shrank back, while some crowded to the front, raising angry voices.
“Can God judge us? How can He know about suffering?” snapped one woman.
- Mon, May 21, 2012
Someone can say they disagree with John 1:1 or that interpretation, but they are disagreeing with what the Bible clearly says. We know this because Jesus’ deity is evident not only in this verse, but also repeatedly in the gospel of John.
- Wed, Mar 07, 2012
If you had the opportunity to spend the evening with any person who’s ever lived, whom would you choose? Probably someone fascinating, knowledgeable, and accomplished. High on my list would be C. S. Lewis, A. W. Tozer, Jonathan Edwards, Hudson Taylor, and Charles Spurgeon.