Posts Tagged ‘impassibility’

Impassibility is a controversial attribute among Christian scholars. What it means is that God does not suffer and those that adhere to this characteristic would say that because of His aseity, the fact that He doesn’t need us, He therefore must not suffer. I sure don’t want to argue with scholars but the questions that come to mind on this for me are about Jesus. Did Christ suffer more than we can imagine? Is Jesus God? Is Christ always God? Answering these questions with yes, yes and yes leads me to believe that God knows suffering and can relate to all that we go through. It seems like an exercise of His sovereignty that He chose to suffer for us.