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I asked this question in my Theology Facebook Group:
When the Word was made Flesh, was that a Change?
If God cannot change in any way whatsoever, as Calvinists claim, how could the Word have become Flesh?
The idea is that if God is timeless, He cannot change in any way because all change takes place in time. Therefore, if God is timeless, He is absolutely immutable. This leads to doctrines like impassibility (God cannot have feelings) and dismissing all descriptions of God repenting as anthropomorphic.
Biblically, the Bible says God does experience time. He is from everlasting to everlasting. The years of the Lord shall not fail.
The Bible says “I am the Lord. I change not.” This is in reference to His moral character. God does at times change His mind – repent. God does at times experience change of emotions – provoked to wrath and jealousy. God does at time experience change of nature or form – the Word became flesh. So God does, at times, experience various times of change.