Berkouwer and Barth on Divine Revelation

The Question of "Christomonism"An important question in the assessment of Barth's theology revolves around his view of the relationship between natural theology and general revelation,Discussing "Karl Barth's Offensive Against Natural Theology" (General Revelation (GR), Chapter II, pp. 21-33), Berkouwer notes that "Barth's conception of revelation ... is frequently called 'Christomonism' " (GR,p. 25). Here, we …

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Big questions …

What's life all about? What does it mean? Does life have a God-given meaning? or Do we, ourselves, give it a meaning that, we feel, it has for us? Why are we here on earth? What is the purpose of our life? Do we have a God-given answer to this question? or Must we create, …

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Singers From Every Nation And Every Generation

The singers will come “from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).  Not just some nations! All nations! Not just this generation! Not just the “now” generation! Every generation will be there. They will come from the past. They will come from the future. This is bigger than the Eurovision Song Contest! …

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Sent to every nation … Gathered from every nation

Praying Through God's Word

“… Galilee of the Gentiles — 16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.” (Matthew 4:15-16).

God’s plan of salvation is reaching out beyond the nation of Israel. He’s looking out to the other nations – the Gentiles. His light will shine upon all the nations: “And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9).

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Jesus will come … again!

Praying Through God's Word

“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty” (Malachi 3:1).

We come to the end of the Old Testament – but we haven’t reached the end of God’s story. There is more to come. There is a real sense of anticipation. There will be something even more wonderful than anything we have read about in the Old Testament. Jesus will come.

When we come to the end of the New Testament, we are encouraged to keep on looking forward to the future, looking forward in hope, looking forward to the return of Jesus, our Saviour. We hear his promise: “I am coming soon”, and we make our response to his promise: “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

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