The ‘before’ element in God’s election …

Berkouwer does not wish to dispense with the ‘before’ element in God’s election. Rather, he seeks to understand it in a way that does not diminish the significance of the historical revelation of God’s love in Jesus Christ. Baker contends that, in his interpretation of Ephesians 1:4 - “chosen before the foundation of the world” …

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Theological Articles

LamentationsPride and Faith in Berkouwer's Studies in DogmaticsJohn Hick's Religious WorldA Biblical Approach to TheodicyThe Use of the Bible in Evangelical Preaching TodayCan we give an adequate account of human experience without reference to God?The Place of Theology in the contemporary Church...An Introduction to Theological AnthropologyThe Holy Spirit in the Life of Faith

The Apologetics of A B Bruce

Best remembered for his biblical expositons on the life of Jesus with His first disciples, The Training of the Twelve (1871), described by Dr. W. H. Griffith Thomas as 'one of the great Christian classics of the nineteenth century', his contribution to the field of apologetics should not be entirely forgotten. After sixteen years' service …

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Berkouwer’s use of the idea of the depth-aspect of salvation

Here's an attempt to bring things together. (1) Man knows of grace through revelation. (2) divine revelation comes to man in the form of human language. (3) The inadequacy of human language as a vehicle of divine revelation demands that due care be taken in the interpretation of Scripture. (4) The inadequacy of human language …

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God ‘Blesses’ Us Through ‘His Word.’ He ‘Blesses’ Us In ‘The Spirit.’

Psalm 147:1-20‘The Lord builds up Jerusalem. He gathers the exiles of Israel. he heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds’(2-3). This is much more than the building of the city of Jerusalem with bricks and mortar. This is God building up His people in their ‘most holy faith’(Jude 20). This is God blessing His …

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