Does God Have Emotions?

A wonderful blog from my father. This is a question often asked in my mind.


  • Matthew 9:36 (NKJV) But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.

There are some that teach that God has no emotions (impassibility).  After all, how can God, who knows all (omniscient) and who is completely self-sufficient (aseity) and unchanging (immutable) have emotions?

God knew who was going to win every gold medal before the Olympics even began.  He knows who will win the Super Bowl next year and he knows what IBM will close at on July 19, 2014.  (Actually the Markets aren’t open that day; it’s a Saturday—I was just checking to see if you were still with me!).

The point is this: Is God an aloof, distant, motionless and passionless Being looming over human history in power and might or is He actively involved both in the stands cheering us on with…

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