Father Knows Best
From the start of Christendom, the congregation fathers showed the thought that assuming God can’t transform, He can’t endure either (as God). The last 200 years, because of man’s savagery to man during the modern upset and because of the awful truth of the holocaust, numerous scholars have changed their convictions into the possibility that God endures alongside us and surprisingly like us. The possibility of patripassianism happened as of now very from the get-go throughout the entire existence of the congregation, however was stifled in view of its antitrinitarian thought of the modalities of God. As per it God basically killed Himself.
The incredible inquiry is whether Jesus endured as a human alone, or likewise as God the Son. Also, going from that point, did God the Father endure when Jesus was executed, left by God the Father and passed on? What’s more, even more. Does God sympathize with MY torment! In the event that He doesn’t, does that not make Him rather generic?
Presently let us focus in on this. Is God human, that is does He have a body like us? Refrains like the one in Joshua that “Wine heartens the core of God and man” imply that God has a body, similar as Zeus in Greek folklore. Additionally references to the “powerful arm” of God and the “finger of God” appear to help humanoid attribution. Church fathers Father George Rutler reject this thought on the ground that God is a soul. However, I would contend that not at all like in Islam, God isn’t the completely Other, on the grounds that we have been “made in the picture and as indicated by the similarity of God.” God isn’t a circle or a thought, or a creature or a heavenly messenger. God should have a profound ‘body’ in His sign to the holy messengers. (This against the thought that God has no corporeality at all). God is soul, NOT spiritS. In any case, that doesn’t imply that the ONE God comprises in three modalities figuratively speaking. He IS three Persons. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The three are ONE like the three components of tallness, length and expansiveness. How that is conceivable, being One soul, stays a secret. Except if that Bible refrain ought to be clarified as ‘God is profound.’ But that would suggest that God is spiritS (a plural). Which would conflict with Scripture. To guarantee that God comprises just in three modalities, does treachery to the Love that exists between the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. To guarantee that God comprises in three spirits, pardon me, would give Him some kind of various character syndrom. There is One God, Who is One soul, comprising in three heavenly Persons. “The secret things have a place with God” a Scripture states and to be sure maybe I have gone excessively far here as of now. God is and everlastingly will stay a secret. Thusly eventually, God’s heavenly characteristics (like His endlessness, straightforwardness, monstrosity, need, changelessness, time everlasting, autonomy ((His independent aseity)) and completeness) should stay inadequate (and generally undescribed), in light of the fact that they are basically incommunicable. But Christ expresses: “This is interminable life that individuals know You, the solitary True God en Whom You sent, Jesus Christ.” And that is the thing that we are attempting to do here.
This having been said, we should hold that God as a soul doesn’t change. Assuming God could transform, He would be questionable. As per Scripture “God lives in a disconnected light.” “It’s not possible for anyone to see God and live.” As such God is genuinely extraordinary even over the most noteworthy holy messenger. All things considered, that is in His true inner being, does God feel torment as God? In His indication with a body (as in the book of Daniel), He totally can’t feel torment; for then He could be tormented!
As indicated by the lessons of the congregation fathers, the possibility that God can’t change, infers that He doesn’t feel feeling. What’s the significance here then that God is Love? I have attempted to get this and I have thought of the accompanying line of thinking. In the event that God could feel (enthusiastic) torment, similar to we people do; He isn’t totally awesome, not even in His Love! For it would infer that He feels a misfortune, however in His ideal Love He can’t be improved, nor endure misfortune. His Love is totally awesome. One can’t detract from it and one can’t improve it.
To the protest that this implies that God the Father didn’t identify with Jesus as a human, I answer that the possibility of an enduring God, makes human enduring heavenly. It is a semi gnostic glorification of our humankind. Indeed it suggests that we as people have something heavenly… Though, in Adam and in our own people, we ourselves are at fault for our transgressions and the enduring they involve. God doesn’t sin and He doesn’t feel the results of wrongdoing. Accordingly He can lift us up out of our misery.