Links To My Notes On Scripture

Notes on Genesis 1-11 Notes on Genesis 12-26 Notes on Genesis 27-36 Notes on Genesis 37-50 Notes on Exodus Notes on Leviticus Notes on Numbers Notes on Deuteronomy Notes on Joshua Notes on Judges Notes on Ruth Notes on 1 Samuel 17-31 Notes on 2 Samuel Notes on 1 Kings Notes on 2 Kings Notes…

Berkouwer on Social Concern and Sanctification

Berkouwer approaches social concern from a Biblical and Reformed perspective. In Ephesians 2:8-10, the emphases ‘by grace’ and ‘through faith’ lead directly on to the emphasis ‘for good works’. Berkouwer underscores this connection between ‘Sola Fide and Sanctification’ (Chapter II, pp. 17-44). He emphasizes that the true nature of good works cannot be understood apart…

Our Faith is rooted in the Truth of the Gospel.

Berkouwer emphasizes both objectivity and subjectivity. He does this by emphasizing that faith’s subjective certainty is rooted in the truth of the Gospel. “Faith involves a certain subjectivity, … a subjectivity which has meaning only as it is bound to the gospel.” (Faith and Justification, p. 30). “the church’s … certainty is bound to certain…

Revelation and Reconciliation

‘Serious reservations … must be voiced against the dominant position of the idea of revelation in theology, with its corollary that man’s essential predicament is his lack of knowledge … if the ignorance of man stands at the center, then the fact of revelation relieves that plight; but if man’s guilt is the problem, then…

Links to “Evangel” Articles

Charles M. Cameron, “A Biblical Approach to Theodicy,” Evangel 10:2 (1992): 25-29 Charles M. Cameron, “Pride and Faith in Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics,” Evangel 12:2 (1994): 50-53 Charles M. Cameron, “The Use of the Bible in Evangelical Preaching Today,” Evangel 13:1 (1995): 16-21 Charles M. Cameron, “John Hick’s Religious World,” Evangel 15.1 (Spring 1997): 22-27…

G C Berkouwer’s approach to theology

“I believe that without genuine curiosity … theology will not do well. I regret every sign that theologians have lost their curiosity. It happens when we are satisfied with a small territory we have created for ourselves and lose our feel for new perspectives and new opportunities for enrichment. Besides, without the tensions of curiosity…