Category: The Doctrine of God: Eternal Creator and Redeemer

Morality and a High View of God

E-Book PDF (video): Open in New Window | DownloadSubscribe Android | Email | RSSDr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, one of the greatest preachers and theologians of the 20th century, taught that a high view of God leads to a high view of Jesus. Popular culture flaunts its belief that man, in all of his glory, is the beginning and the end of all things. The Bible does not begin with man, but rather with God and His work of creation. The Bible continues by teaching man about God’s work of redeeming man from his sin. Furthermore, the Bible stands in judgment...

Read More

Immanence of God

God as “other”, and God as “near” are two key elements of Biblical doctrine. God is the sovereign Creator, transcendent, and distinct from His creation. Yet, God also draws near in love and judgment to His creation. Both elements are important for a Biblical understanding of the Biblical God. While Evangelicals have often rightly understood God’s otherness, it has been our progressive counterparts who are more known for discussions of the immanence of God. Since, however, both are aspects of the Biblical picture of the divine, Evangelicals need to recover a true sense of God’s presence. Immanence in Contemporary...

Read More

Soli Deo Gloria: More Than a Phrase

“To the glory of God alone.” Most of us have heard of this phrase, also referred to in the Latin as Soli Deo Gloria. We hear it from athletes as they talk to reporters after the big game, or actors upon receiving an award. It is the topic of conversation in many Bible studies. It is a common refrain of church choirs singing hymns and contemporary music alike. It is the slogan that has become a new tattoo and t-shirt favorite of the young, restless, and Reformed. Nearly every Evangelical church’s statement of beliefs will include a mention of...

Read More

The Knowability of God

What can we know about God? The knowability of God is a topic in Christian theology that answers this question. Additionally, it is very much the most basic question of Christian theology. Why do I say this? The answer is quite simple; this is the most basic question of Christian theology because it determines the scope and content of our study of God. Therefore, when discussing this topic, we are exploring the degree in which mankind can know God. The religions of the world fall all over this “knowability” spectrum. Some conclude that God cannot be known at all,...

Read More

The Holiness of God: Awakening to His Character

If there is one truth evangelical Protestants can all get behind, it is the holiness of God. To deny the holiness of God would be to deny the Christian faith and the Scriptures altogether. Countless studies and books have been tailored to exploring this particular attribute of God. The holiness of God is a staple in systematic theology books. Even amidst of all the various study on this doctrine, in my opinion, believers have oftentimes arrived at a shallow conclusion of what it means to be in relation to God Himself and to humankind. When singing “Holy, Holy, Holy”...

Read More