The Doctrine of God: Eternal Creator and Redeemer

The Doctrine of God: Eternal Creator and Redeemer

  The doctrine of God has been either neglected or under attack for more than a century. Yet, it is one of the most neglected doctrines in the Church today. From understanding the doctrine of the Trinity, creation, prayer, Satan and demons, God’s providence, the...

Recommended Reading on the Doctrine of God

Recommended Reading on the Doctrine of God This season at Servants of Grace, we’ve been considering the Doctrine of God. We are living in a time where this doctrine is either neglected, under attack, or greatly misunderstood. With this issue of Theology for Life...

Preaching the Doctrine of God

In the contemporary evangelical movement, we are seeing all sorts of attacks on the doctrine of God. From neglect of teaching on this particular doctrine to weird ideas as it relates to the Trinity and more, over the past century, we’ve seen this doctrine under...
Defining Miracles Biblically

Defining Miracles Biblically

The way we approach the miraculous is important. Many Christians do not realize that they have adopted an impersonal worldview that makes the miraculous an intrusion into the affairs of our life. They sound often more like David Hume than the Bible. Hume, for example,...

What Are the Incommunicable Attributes of God?

What Are the Incommunicable Attributes of God?

In the study of the doctrine of God, a primary concern is to develop an understanding of His attributes. In this article, we’ll look at specific characteristics of God, such as His Holiness, His immutability, and His infiniteness, to gain a coherent understanding of...

What Are the Communicable Attributes of God?

What Are the Communicable Attributes of God?

Theologians often like to use fancy words to describe biblical teaching and categories. In two articles in this issue of Theology for Life Magazine, I’m going to explain what the communicable and incommunicable attributes of God are. In this article, we’ll start with...

The Righteousness of God

The Righteousness of God

In English, the terms righteousness and justice are different words, but in both the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament there is only one-word group behind these two English terms. In the Old Testament, the terms primarily translate forms of the tsedek...

The Grace, Mercy, and Patience of God

The Grace, Mercy, and Patience of God

God’s mercy, patience, and grace may be seen as three separate attributes, or as specific attributes of God’s goodness. The definitions given here show these attributes as special examples of God’s goodness when it is used for the benefit of specific classes of...

The Providence of God

The Providence of God

Over the past century, we’ve seen multiple attacks on the doctrine of the providence of God. The truth is though these attacks are unwarranted. The providence of God is a great comfort to the people of God. John Flavel, a prominent Puritan writer and author of The...

Patristic Contributions to Trinitarian Theology

Patristic Contributions to Trinitarian Theology

The historical development of Trinitarian theology was anything but unencumbered and straightforward. Articulating and explaining how one God exists in three persons—who are equal in substance, essence, and glory from all eternity—was the primary theological task of...

Creation: Why, How, and When Did God Create the Universe?

Creation: Why, How, and When Did God Create the Universe?

Genesis 1:1 - “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Scripture begins with a simple, clear, and important declaration. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. There is no explanation of where God came from. We are simply told God...

The Love of God

The Love of God

Have you ever looked at a diamond ring at the jewelry store, literally captured by its beauty? As you admire this stunning stone, the salesperson places a sheet of black velvet under the diamond, which always does one thing: it accentuates the beauty of the diamond....

The Goodness of God

The Goodness of God

The daily headlines relentlessly pound against the shore of our lives. We live in a world that suffers from the curse of sin. Ours is a world filled with pain. In such a cultural milieu, it is crucial that we know and affirm the goodness of God. The goodness of God...

The Eternal God

The Eternal God

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” – Psalm 90:2 CH. Spurgeon, when preaching on Psalm 90, said, "God was when nothing else was." Quite honestly, this sounds like a...

The Omniscience of God

The Omniscience of God

They are everywhere. Do you see them? You can’t miss these things. The pages of Scripture shout from the mountaintops about them. What are they? Verses about the omniscience of God. We’ll begin with three: Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the...

The Omnipotence of God

The Omnipotence of God

I want to fly. No, not just purchase a ticket and take a seat in 3B. I want to really fly. Put out my arms, jump off the Empire State building, and fly. It isn't just the fancy of it that appeals to me. Don't get me wrong, it would be fun, but I have practical reasons...

Morality and a High View of God

Morality and a High View of God

Dr. 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...

Immanence of God

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...

Soli Deo Gloria: More Than a Phrase

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...

The Knowability of God

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...

The Holiness of God: Awakening to His Character

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...