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All of God’s emotions, including His love in all its aspects, cannot be divorced from God’s knowledge, God’s power, God’s will.  If God loves, it is because He chooses to love; if He suffers, it is because He chooses to suffer.  God is impassible in the sense that He sustains no “passion,” no emotion, that makes Him vulnerable from the outside, over which He has no control, or which He has not foreseen.

All of God’s emotions, including His love in all its aspects, cannot be divorced from God’s knowledge, God’s power, God’s will. If God loves, it is because He chooses to love; if He suffers, it is because He chooses to suffer. God is impassible in the sense that He sustains no “passion,” no emotion, that makes Him vulnerable from the outside, over which He has no control, or which He has not foreseen.

Reference:  The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God, Crossway, 2000, p. 60. Get this book!


Author: D.A. Carson
Topics: God-Emotions
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God hath but three things dear unto Him in this world, His saints, His worship, and His truth; and it is hard to say which of these is dearest unto Him.

God hath but three things dear unto Him in this world, His saints, His worship, and His truth; and it is hard to say which of these is dearest unto Him.

Reference:  A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 301.


Author: Thomas Goodwin
Topics: God-Emotions