The Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

In 1797 William Wilberforce published a book called "A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in This Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity."  In this book Wilberforce compared and contrasted true Christianity and nominal Christianity.  The section below is where Wilberforce shows a major contrast between… Continue reading The Relative Value of Temporal Things (Wilberforce)

Relevance, Truth, and Eternity

  I’ve mentioned many of Os Guinness’ books on this blog in the past, including this one: Prophetic Untimeliness.  Guinness is one of those authors I always enjoy reading.  Below is a section from Prophetic Untimeliness that I have marked up quite a bit; it is on the topic of relevance and the church today.… Continue reading Relevance, Truth, and Eternity

The Simplicity of God

  The Bible teaches that our triune God is simple.  This means he does not have parts; he is perfectly one and completely free of composition.  Anselm (d. 1109) mused on this quite well in Proslogion. “What are you, Lord, what are You; what shall my heart understand You to be?  You are, assuredly, life,… Continue reading The Simplicity of God