God’s Truth Comes Before Our Faith. Our Faith Receives God’s Truth.

It is so important that we emphasize both truth in itself and truth for us. Here are a couple of illustrations I have found helpful. The first one emphasizes that the Bible can only become the Word of God for us when, quite apart from our faith, the Bible is the Word of God. The …

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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 …

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