Steven Duby is the Associate Professor of Theology at Phoenix Seminary. He is the author of God in Himself: Scripture, Metaphysics, and the Task of Theology and Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account.
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Quotes from Jesus and the God of Classical Theism
*It was hard to pick 10 quotes from this book. It is so rich and helpful. I loved his last paragraph in the book. If you are able, I would purchase a copy.
1. For God the Son must remain unchanged and undiminished in his divinity in his incarnation and passion, lest the efficacy of his saving work be jeopardized. (pg. 18)
2. It (Divine aseity) is an attribute that signifies that God is not dependent on anything or anyone else to be the God that he is but instead has life in and of himself. (pg. 23)
3. The life that the Father communicates to the Son is a life by which the Son can raise the dead by his mere speech. (pg. 55)
4. The divine decree and act of election are not only for the Son but also wrought by and in the Son. (pg. 99)
5. If Christ were an attenuated version of God, he could not save. (pg. 115)
6. For Christ even after his impoverishment is still the one who makes us rich. If he can give only what he has, and if he gives riches to us, then he does not compromise his divine richness by dissolving it into his human poverty. (pg. 152)
7. A Christ who was not all that he once was as God would not provide the decisive revelation of the true God and would not decisively bring us back to the true God. (pg. 183)
8. Christ’s sinless fulfillment of the will of God reflects that he is none other than the divine and impeccable Son, who, with the Father and Spirit, eternally willed our salvation and eternally willed to accomplish that salvation through the instrument of a human nature that he would assume in the fullness of time. (pg. 314)
9. Christ’s suffering and death accomplish what they accomplish by virtue of being the suffering and death of a divine person. (pg. 325)
10. God has in himself all that befits his own nature and lacks nothing of what it is to be the true God (Isa. 41:21-24; 43:9-10; 44:6-8; Jer. 10:1-16; John 17:5). (pg. 332)