Who Could Imagine the Gospel? (Swinnock)

At one point in his book, The Incomparableness of God, George Swinnock reflected on how God's word is incomparable. He said that the depths and profundities of Scripture could not possibly have been imagined or made up by people or angels. Swinnock then asked a series of rhetorical questions to emphasize his point. ...Who could… Continue reading Who Could Imagine the Gospel? (Swinnock)

Our Finite Knowledge (Van Til)

 One aspect of being a human, a created being, is that our knowledge is limited and finite. For example, in Job 38ff God's rhetorical questions show that Job is neither omnipotent (do you give the horse its might? 39:19) nor omniscient (do you know the ordinances of the heavens? 38:33).  In fact, after God's rebuke, Job… Continue reading Our Finite Knowledge (Van Til)

A Mystery to Ourselves (Boston)

  In 2 Corinthians 12:10, Paul wrote this seemingly paradoxical phrase that many of us know well: "...That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (NLT).  How could Paul take pleasure in suffering?  How… Continue reading A Mystery to Ourselves (Boston)

Evil: An Unjustifiable Mystery (Blocher)

 I really appreciated Henri Blocher's book Evil and the Cross.  It's a helpful discussion about the problem of evil from a Christian perspective.  I've blogged about it before so I won't go into details.  However, reading through parts of this book again today I found one section I highlighted - it's worth sharing.  Right before this… Continue reading Evil: An Unjustifiable Mystery (Blocher)

The Mystery of Evil

This section of Christopher Wright's fine book, The God I Don't Understand has cause me to think (which is part of the reason I like it!).  In fact, I'm still thinking about it.  Here it is: "...God has revealed to us vast amounts of truth in the Bible - about God himself, about creation, about… Continue reading The Mystery of Evil