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Don Stewart :: Is God Subject to Change (Panentheism, Process Theology)

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Don Stewart
There is a relatively recent view of the nature of God known as panentheism. This is also known as process theology. The idea is that God is constantly evolving or changing - He is not a stagnant being. God Never Changes

The God of the Bible is changeless. His attributes do not change. The Bible says.

I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed (Malachi 3:6).

The writer to the Hebrews declared.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Therefore the idea that God is somehow continuing to evolve in His nature or character is at odds with the teaching of Scripture. This, however, does not mean that God is not intimately concerned with the problems of humanity it merely means that He is unchangeable in His basic attributes. Summary

Process theology, or Panentheism, does not believe in the God who is revealed in Scripture. The god of Panentheism is constantly evolving - he does not remain the same in his attributes. This is contrary to the God of the Bible who never changes in His basic nature.

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