God's Vocation, Our Vocation

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

We need these reminders because, as C. S. Lewis observed, it is tempting for us to put God in the defendant's dock and ourselves on the judge's bench.
The Scriptures declare that "God is love" (1 John 4:8, 4:16) and that he is "kind toward all he has made" (Ps. 145:17). But is this all that needs to be said about God and his posture towards creation? Recently, some evangelicals have been trying to revise some long-standing Christian convictions about God's nature and his ways with human beings. This growing coalition of theologians and philosophers argues that the statement "God is love," when properly interpreted, tells us virtually all we need to know about who God is, why he created the world, ...

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