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...