[quote=Gottle of Geer]## Second point first - we can’t say that God can do anything at all: first because it is untrue, & second, because to do so is a Nominalist position, rather than a Realist one. The trouble with Nominalism is that it goes by the names of things, by what they are called; not by the realities of what they are. So, rather than thinking about what is implied by talking about omnipotence, as Realist might, a Nominalist tends to look at the word omnipotence, more than at what it means to say that God is omnipotent. The results can be startling - a coherent view of the universe is not one of them, unfortunately. To say that God can change, is to say that God is finite - and that is heresy.
The names of things, are secondary to what they are & how they act - a dog’s doghood is unaltered, even if you call a dog a cheese, or say that it swims when it is running. Things are more important than what they are called. Dogdom remains doggy - even if renamed as cheesedom. The same is true of God & His attributes
First point - God was not changed by the Incarnation. There was a change, certainly - not in God, but in the relation to God of a created human nature. What changed in Christ is not the Divine Person & Nature, but the human nature which the Person had adopted and united with Himself. So that though the Divine Person wept, He did so by virtue of His created, changeable, passible human nature. It is because of this, that we can say “God wept, hungered, thirsted, was full of grief, suffered, died.” It is His human nature that made experience in time and space possible to God Incarnate. ##
Please allow me to clarify what is meant by “we can’t say that God can do anything at all.”
God is omnipotent. He can do anything that is possible (this includes many human impossibilities). God can fly, heal, create, manipulate the universe as he pleases… (and the list goes on infinitely). But God cannot do the complete impossible. For instance, God cannot make a square triangle. God cannot create a God higher than Himself. And God cannot change. It’s not in his nature.