Results tagged “Doctrine of God” from Reformation21

Cornelius Van Til and Classic Reformed Theism

Article by   April 2018
While Cornelius Van Til was creatively constructive in his application of Reformed theology to apologetics, he was standing on the shoulders of giants. continue

Lectures in Systematic Theology: The Doctrine of God

Article by   February 2017
With the release of Lectures in Systematic Theology: the Doctrine of God, Greg Nichols has given us a feast that is marvelously pastoral and practical, deeply theological and consistently exegetical. continue

K. Scott Oliphint, God With Us

Article by   December 2011
Professor Scott Oliphint's book, God With Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God, is a welcome addition to the Reformed, evangelical, and scholarly communities. The doctrine of God, the covenant, revelation, and Christology are major themes that come together in a manner that allows Oliphint to express some of the very best contributions made by Westminster Theological Seminary over the years, but in a fresh way that deals with a number of contemporary challenges to Reformed orthodoxy continue

Results tagged “Doctrine of God” from Reformation21 Blog

God's Forgetfulness and God's Face

Article by   May 2019
True believers may, and do, experience times when they feel as if God has forgotten them. They feel as if the divine no longer takes interest in them. David felt this as well. He expresses this in Psalm 31... continue

How Can We Know God?

Article by   April 2019
In my first article on the topic of theology proper, I discussed why we must know the God who created us. I will now explain how we can know that God whose ways are higher than our ways, and his... continue

Why We Must Know God

Article by   February 2019
The very root and beginning of all theological study is known as theology proper or the doctrine of God. Within this field, the existence, being, and attributes of God are considered and his character is defined within the limitations... continue

It Pleased God...to Create

Article by   July 2018
The words "it pleased God...to create," in Westminster Confession of Faith 4.1, refer to divine willing, to the decree of God. Creation is due to the will of God. It is not necessary to the divine essence, however. The... continue

Understanding Theology Proper

Article by   June 2018
With the first verse in the Bible, we are confronted with the necessity of the interpretive priority of theology proper (i.e., answering that and what God is) to account for the economy (i.e., answering that and what God does): "In the beginning... continue

Creation, Incarnation and the Immutability of God

Article by   December 2017
The late professor John Murray captured the essence of the incarnation when he said, "The Son of God became in time what He eternally was not. He did not cease to be what He eternally was, but He began to... continue

"Our God is a consuming fire" (part three)

Article by   March 2016
IntroductionHebrews 12.28 prescribes that Christian worship be grateful, awe-filled, and reverent. Hebrews 12.29 describes why Christian worship should be so: "our God is a consuming fire." In the preceding post, we paused to consider the significance of this imagery and... continue

"Our God is a consuming fire" (part two)

Article by   February 2016
IntroductionAccording to Nicholas Wolterstorff, worship is the "Godward acknowledgement of God's unsurpassable greatness . . . whose attitudinal stance toward God is awed, reverential, and grateful adoration." As we saw in our last post, this definition aptly summarizes the vision... continue

"Our God is a consuming fire" (part one)

Article by   February 2016
In his book, The God We Worship, Nicholas Wolterstorff defines worship as the "Godward acknowledgement of God's unsurpassable greatness . . . whose attitudinal stance toward God is awed, reverential, and grateful adoration." According to Wolterstorff, worship is "Godward" in its... continue
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