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 norms and … a feeling of subjective certainty does not guarantee irrefutable certainty … it is not the certainty, but the truth in the certainty that makes us free … there is away of understanding Holy Scripture that does not estrange us from the gospel.” (Holy Scripture, p. 20).

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