Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Gordon H. Clark on the Eternity and Immutability of God

In his book, The Incarnation, Dr. Gordon H. Clark has a footnote on page 63 where he lists several proof texts for the doctrine of God’s immutability and eternity.  God is essentially eternally self-existent and is subject to no passage of time.   Aseity is an important attribute or propositional definition of God.  Likewise, there is no passage or sequence of one thought to another in the mind of God.  God’s knowledge encompasses all logical propositions at the same time.  God knows the past, present and future all at once.  That’s because eternity includes past, present and future.

Interestingly, most of the time only James 1:17 and Malachi 3:6 are referenced.  But there are many other verses in the Bible which support the immutability and eternity of God.

Footnote 7 reads:

7.  On immutability consider I Samuel 15:29 where the writer says God never changes his mind:  never repents.  Psalm 102:27, “They shall be changed, but thou are the same.”  Malachi 3:6, “I am the Lord, I change not.”  Compare Romans 11:29 and Hebrews 1:10-12.  On God’s eternity consider Deuteronomy 32:40, “I live forever,” and 33:27 [Deuteronomy 33:27], “the eternal God.”  Psalm 90:2 “from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.”  Psalm 102:12, 27 “Thou O Lord shalt endure forever . . . thou art the same [immutability] and thy years shall have no end.”  Compare Isaiah 41:4, John 17:24, I Timothy 6:16, I Timothy 1:9, Revelation 4:8-10, and especially Jude 25 [Jude 1:25], “To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever, Amen.”

Gordon H. Clark, The Incarnation, (Jefferson:  Trinity Foundation, 1988), p. 63.

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