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updated 5:22 AM CEST, Jun 10, 2021

Solving the “baby-talk” paradox in the Bible

According to a classical theological principle God accomodates Himself to His human audience through multiple filters. The accomodation theory explains why many biblical verses show God when changing, repenting, being somewhere and so on in order to keep the validity and sustainability of the classical attributes of God (omniscience, immutability etc.). I present below analytically that the theory in its classical form is contradictory. The only element of the Bible where God doesn’t make use of the accomodation is His nature. As a consequence, systematic theologies should be based upon the verses and stories that describe this nature. This will lead on the long term to the creation of more open and relational theologies.