Archive for September, 2015

Who is God?

“We all believe with the heart and confess with the mouth that there is only one (Triune) God, who is a simple and spiritual Being; He is eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise, just, good, and the overflowing fountain of all good.”
Every attribute of God is identical with His being. The attributes of God are not facets of God. It is not that God is 90% love and 10% holy. God is love. God is holy. He is what He has. Whatever God is He is completely and simultaneously.
-Belgic Confession (article 1) and Herman Bavinck , Doctrine of God.

How has God spoken to us?

“The two Testaments are the two lips by which God has spoken to us.”
-Thomas Watson

The Word is Truth

“What we have in the Bible is Truth; it is not an emotional stimulus, it is not something primarily concerned to give us a joyful experience. It is primarily Truth, and Truth is addressed to the mind, God’s supreme gift to man; and it is as we apprehend and submit ourselves to the truth that the feelings follow. I must never ask myself in the first instance: What do I feel about this? The first question is, Is this True and do I believe it?”
-D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Glorious Substitution

“The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God. The essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.”
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
-John Stott