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If you believe God does not logically contradict Himself, how can you then believe that He, an infinite being, can make Himself finite by limiting His ability to know, or to see, or to act? The infinite becoming finite is a contradiction.
Let’s examine the attributes of God and see how well the idea of infinity explains those attributes for a moment. Referring to God as infinite isn’t very helpful when explaining God’s attributes. Its just a word that gets thrown around with next to no regard for what Scripture says about God.
For example, when explaining how God exercises His soverignty over creation referring to His sovereignty as infinite is completely unhelpful. For one thing, infinity refers to mathematical subjects and concepts. God has not chosen to exercise infinite soverignty according to Scripture. He exercises His sovereignty generally. He delegates authority to men and angels, for example. God does not micromanage His creation. To put it another way God does not directly govern every action that occurs within creation. The actions that we choose and perform are indeed OUR actions.
Another example would be God’s patience or longsuffering. God is very patient, but there is a time when His patience will run out for this world so “that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth – in Him.” (Eph 1:10) and eventually judge the wicked and cast them into Hell. In other words, God’s patience is not infinite.
Our Lord is not a counterexample, because although He was limited in His humanity, He was unlimited in His divinity.
That is not true according to Scripture. God reveals that the Son “emptied Himself of all but love” (Phil 2:7) for our sakes. Jesus Christ did not possess omniscience according to several verses including the following
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
John 11:34-36 [Jesus] said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”
Mark 13:32 " But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Hebrews 5:6-8 As [He] also [says] in another [place:] “You [are] a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek”; 7 who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, 8 though He was a Son, [yet] He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
Some attributes are more central to who God is than others. When it comes to the person of God, love rules over power, control (or sovereignty), knowledge (or omniscience) and even location (since God will not be in Hell).
If you take the verses in the Bible of God supposedly repenting and changing His mind literally, I wonder what you think of the six-day creation, or of the verses implying that the world is flat?
There are no passages which state that the Earth is flat. The sabbath is based on God having created the world in six days and Jesus affirmed all that Moses wrote (Ex 20:11; John 5:45-47; Matt 5:17-20).
If those passages that clearly say God repented of what He said He would do do not in fact mean that God repented of what He said He would do, then what do those passages mean? What are they telling us about God that is reality-depicting?
You probably are not aware of this, but Israel had a creedal statement that appears twice in the Bible that reveals that one of God’s attributes is His willingness to repent from doing harm.
Jonah 4:2 So he prayed to the LORD, and said, "Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You [are] a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who repents from doing harm.
Joel 2:13 So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He [is] gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He repents from doing harm.