I believe in the Church.

Concerning the confession 'Credo Ecclesiam' (I believe in the church), Berkouwer insists that the church's objectivity is not subjectivized by the affirmation that "the only framework in which the Church can remain the Church of the Lord (is) the framework of faith, prayer, obedience and subjection" (The Church, p. 19).

Our limited understanding and God’s revelation

"God has set eternity in the human heart, yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end" (Ecclesiastes 3:11).  God has given us some understanding of himself, but we do not understand everything all that he is doing in our lives and in our world. There are two thoughts here, and …

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Let us thank God for Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

Hebrews 8-10 When we make comparisons between the Old Testament sacrifices and the sacrifice of Christ, there are two things we need to note. First, there's continuity in the work of God. Second, there's the uniqueness of Christ's sacrifice for sin. The Old Testament leads us to Jesus, but Jesus takes us beyond the Old …

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Philemon

This short letter tells the story of Onesimus: formerly "of no use", now "useful." This is a picture of what it means to be born again. The useless becomes the useful. God calls us to be useful in the work of the Gospel, to become servants whom He can use.

Berkouwer and Barth: The Character of Certainty

Certainty is concerned with knowing and is, therefore, closely related to truth. One can only know when the truth has been made known to one. For Barth, God’s “Yes” is the all-important decision (Berkouwer, The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth (TG), pp. 30. 33). God’s gracious affirmation of sinful man is …

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