- God is immutable (unchanging).
- Humans are mutable (changing).
- Jesus is both God and human.
Er? How can it make any sense to say that Jesus is both immutable and mutable at the same time? Isn’t that a little like saying that I’m in Illinois and Washington at the same time? I may have put on a few pounds over the years, but I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t gotten that bad yet.
Looking at “logic” like this, many draw the conclusion that the incarnation, one of the central beliefs of the Christian faith, is more than just paradoxical; it’s absurd, a contradiction, a logical impossibility. It’s like believing in square circles, straight curves, or a good VMA awards show.
It’s no wonder that people think Christians are idiots.