Category Archives: God

C.E.B. Cranfield’s one-sentence summary of Romans 3:24-26

C.E.B Cranfield, professor of theology at Durham University for much of the second half of the 20th century: We take it that what Paul’s statement that God purposed Christ as a propitiatory victim means is that God, because in His … Continue reading

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“In the West, we’ve lost the practice of lamenting. In contrast, the ancient Hebrews were constantly in God’s face.” Paul Miller

In Ruth chapter 1, upon the death of Naomi’s husband and two sons, her daughters-in-law request to continue living with her. But Naomi urges them not, saying, “No, my daughters, for it is more bitter for me than you that the … Continue reading

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John Frame’s critique of Barth’s teaching on human language and divine words

This is from Frame’s chapter on epistemology in his book on the doctrine of God: More recent thinkers have also appealed to divine transcendence to show that there is something inappropriate about using human language to refer to God. Such … Continue reading

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C.H. Spurgeon: “When I hear my Heavenly Father say that a man is a fool, I dare not think him wise.”

I never feel, when I meet with intellectual men, who look down upon me as a mere preacher of platitudes, that they have any right to do so. To them I give place by subjection, no, not for an hour. … Continue reading

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John Stott on “the first and most basic conviction which underlies all authentic evangelism”

Commenting on Romans 1:1-6 and the phrase “the gospel of God.” The Christian good news is “the gospel of God.” The apostles did not invent it; it was revealed and entrusted to them by God. This is still the first … Continue reading

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J.I. Packer on “the heart of Reformed Christianity”

The heart of Reformed Christianity is its Trinitarian Christocentrism, expressed manwardly in evangelistic and pastoral proclamation attuned to human need, according to Christ’s Great Commission, and Godwardly in the worshipful offering, both corporately and individually, of responsive praise, prayer, thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Eckhard Schnabel: “Paul was a missionary, not a religionist involved in a dialogue.”

After working through Paul’s teaching in Romans 1:18-32 and Acts 17:22-31, Schnabel responds to a document (“Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions”) put out by the World Council of Churches in 2002: While the apostle … Continue reading

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