God and the Emotional Self: some thoughts


I wrote this over a year ago but I feel it has some content that needs to be thought about constructively.

Pneuma and Logos

Recently a young friend of mine has been asked to write 600 words on the impassibility debates as part of a larger essay this has made me think again about this whole area. I just wanted to share some of my thoughts around this whole debate.

Human beings are made in the image of God and therefore our emotional life must in some way mirror God’s emotional life. This is especially true if we regard the key to understanding the image of God in relational terms. If we believe that we are created to relate to God and to one another emotions come into play at once. I am called upon to love God and my neighbour, we can’t do this without some expression of our emotions.

If love is at the heart of our relationships then we realize that as fallen and broken people our love is very often…

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About pneumaandlogos

David Rollings was born in Luton in1949 and raised by my Christian parents in the Gospel Standard Strict Baptist denomination( Hyper-Calvinistic} in the sixties I rebelled against this background and got involved in left-wing politics. I became a Christian in 1969 and soon started reading Francis Schaeffer's books and came to embrace a Christian Worldview. I had the privilege of being on the staff of L'Abti Fellowship from1975 - 1979. After L'abri I studied at London School of Theology where I gained my BA.(1983) A few years later I studied for my MA by distance learning with The Nazarene Theological College Manchester (1999) For the last 22 years, I have been an elder of Shoreham-by-Sea Baptist Church. I also regularly attend the Christian Doctrine Study Group of the Tyndale Fellowship.
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