‘Tis Mystery All, The Immortal Dies Why the Gospel of Christ’s Suffering Is More Glorious Because God Does Not Suffer

Speakers: Kevin DeYoung Year: 2010 Session: Breakout Session

Can God suffer? The doctrine of impassibility has declined in recent years. God’s majesty is weakened if God can suffer and face pain. Jesus suffered to rescue and save us. Our hope in death is that the Immortal died. The impossible was made possible for us. Impassibility, properly defined, is both biblical and a buttress to the gospel.


Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church (PCA) in Matthews, North Carolina and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte). Prior to the summer of 2017, he pastored at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan (2004-2017). Kevin holds a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. in early modern history at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including The Biggest Story, The Hole in Our Holiness, Crazy Busy, and Just Do Something. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have nine children.