Questions for Anglican Conservatives
Do you believe that God is immutable?
Do you believe that God is impassible?
I ask these questions noting that Christian tradition has long answered "Yes" to both, but that "Yes" has become very unpopular lately--even Alister McGrath seems to have said "No" to both. Finally:
Do the Creeds imply God's immutability and impassibility?
I have a sneaking suspicion many on the Anglican right have beliefs incompatible with a "Yes" to all three of these questions. A "Yes" three times here may well lead one away from the literal sense of Scriptural text, into senses of the text established only by theological speculation. Yet, it seems to me that the Anglican right in its narrative/canonical incarnation is allergic to that speculation, as it would call any general reliance on mere "plain sense" readings of Scripture as normative into question.