God is not some immutable, impassible deity who cannot be touched with our human feelings, pains, and hurts but, on the contrary, is the kind of God who acts and interacts with us in this world for, in His own eternal being, He is the ever living, loving, and acting God.  It is this living, loving, and acting God who comes to us in Jesus Christ and unites us to Himself by His one Spirit, interacting with us in creation and history and in our human and physical existence in space and time.  It is there that we understand why Christians believe the God and Father of Jesus Christ to be a God of providence who cares for each of His children and for every created being, who listens to our petitions and answers our prayers.

From: Trinitarian Perspectives: Toward Doctrinal Agreement by Thomas F. Torrance (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1994), p. 3.


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