Explaining Our Knowledge of God (Letham)

  Here's a helpful section of Robert Letham's new Systematic Theology.  It has to do with the nature of our knowledge of and language about God. Our knowledge of God is not univocal, identical to his in manner or content.  If it were, it would yield a precise identity between God's knowledge and ours.  His knowledge… Continue reading Explaining Our Knowledge of God (Letham)

Anthropomorphites, Audius, and Mormons

 In the broader context of the early church there was a group of people called the anthropomorphites who took the Bible "literally" which led them to believe and teach that God has a body.  Since the Bible talks about God's right hand, his footsteps, his eyes, (etc.) they thought that God was some sort of majestic and… Continue reading Anthropomorphites, Audius, and Mormons

A Pious Confession of Ignorance

 In the opening section of his discussion of theology proper, Herman Bavinck does a nice job utilizing Augustine and Hilary to explain the biblical teaching that a person can know God truly but not exhastively.   In other words, a person can apprehend God by faith in Jesus, but no one can comprehened him.  The first part of this longer quote… Continue reading A Pious Confession of Ignorance

Geerhardus Vos on Kingdom

 Is the kingdom of God a process of development or social utopia?  Let's ask Vos: "Side by side with 'the future age,' and characterizing it from a less formal point of view, the phrase 'kingdom of God' designates the consummate state, as it will exist for believers after the judgment.  Jesus, while making the kingdom… Continue reading Geerhardus Vos on Kingdom