Entries by Jim Butler

Confessing the Impassible God

New RBAP title coming this fall   Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, eds. Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, James P. Butler, Stefan T. Lindblad, and James M. Renihan.     RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without […]

“It’s another boy” – Abortion in the News

There are a few things happening in the news that Christians should be aware of. 1. Health Canada has just approved the use of RU-486. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ru-486-abortion-pill-approved-by-health-canada-1.3173515) 2. In the US, the Center for Medical Progress has released  four videos (more are forthcoming) that demonstrate the goulish practices of Planned Parenthood. The fact that PP murders […]

Book Review: The Question of Canon

The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate Michael J. Kruger (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2013, 256pp.) The Question of Canon (QC) is the latest book by Dr. Michael J. Kruger, President and Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Like Dr. Kruger’s previous book […]

A Brief Statement on Divine Impassibility

A Statement of the Doctrine A standard definition of the doctrine of divine impassibility (DDI) asserts that God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation. He is not changed from within or without; he remains unchanged and unchanging both prior to and subsequent to creation. The doctrine […]

Spurgeon on Creeds

To say that “a creed comes between a man and his God,” is to suppose that it is not true; for truth, however definitely stated, does not divide the believer from his Lord. So far as I am concerned, that which I believe I am not ashamed to state in the plainest possible language; and […]