The following is taken from a comment i made on a friend’s blog. Let’s hear some responses:
As a scion and proud heir of neo-orthodox theology I cannot help but feel that the yesterday today and forever is a statement about God’s faithfulness, not his ontological state. We cannot have an immutable God if He is to remain the God Jesus has revealed to us. The incarnation is an event not only in time and space but in the Trinity itself. The Crucifixion is another event in the Godhead and cannot be reduced to an ambiguous mystery that doesn’t fit in with our concept of God.
The life and times of Jesus Christ reveal God to us, he is the lens throguh which we read the bible, and our theology, and any patriology any word we wish to say about the Father will not be true unless mediated to us by the life of His son, for no one knows the Father except the Son.
An immutable God is in the worst case a monad who has no relation at all to the real world, and at best one who will ever remain static in the face of our love. Even if that static response is absolute and undying love, it is invalid, because it was a choice in the Godhead, a choice out of a dynamic love that chose the incarnation, a choice out of covenant faithfulness that forever altered the godhead from unknown to known. From otherworldly to our very neighbor, whose face we can see, whose wounds we can touch, whom we eat and eat with.
You cannot eat an immutable God. Case closed.