How Can I Describe?: Analogical Language

“Surely, his infinity ought to make us afraid to try to measure him by our own senses. Indeed, his spiritual nature forbids our imagining anything earthly or carnal of him…. For who even of slight intelligence does not understand that, as nurses commonly do with infants, God is wont in a measure to “lisp” in … Continue reading How Can I Describe?: Analogical Language

Mystery and Methodology: Thinking About God and Worship

Up now, slight man! flee, for a little while, thy occupations; hide thyself, for a time, from thy disturbing thoughts. Cast aside, now, thy burdensome cares, and put away thy toilsome business. Yield room for some little time to God; and rest for a little time in him. Enter the inner chamber of thy mind; … Continue reading Mystery and Methodology: Thinking About God and Worship

God: The Perpetually Perfect Fullness of Life

Photo by Sam Kolder on Pexels.com Since the God who exists created the world (Gen. 1:1), sustains the world (Col. 1:17), and gives life to all things (Acts 17:28), we should expect God to either be infinite or exhausted by the work of creation and providence. Our God does not sleep or grow tired (Ps. … Continue reading God: The Perpetually Perfect Fullness of Life

There Is A God: The Perfect Unmoved Mover

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com I believe there is a God, and that truth occupies my thoughts more than any other. Belief in some deity seems to have been almost universal before the modern age. Some have said that people have a “sense of the divine” within them. There is something about us and … Continue reading There Is A God: The Perfect Unmoved Mover

The Necessity of the Human and Divine Natures in Christ: Christology, Soteriology, and Doxology

  Delivered at the 2021 Freed-Hardeman University Scholars Day Athanasius in On the Incarnation 54.3 said, “God became man that man might become God.” God the Son assumed or took on a human nature so that humans could see and be saved by the divine nature leading to their sanctification. Gregory of Nazianzus described the … Continue reading The Necessity of the Human and Divine Natures in Christ: Christology, Soteriology, and Doxology

If God Does Not Change, What About the Incarnation?

Most modern Christians assume that at the incarnation: 1) the Son of God left Heaven, 2) the Son of God limited his deity, and 3) the Son of God was physically separated from the Father. These assumptions should be clarified by Scripture and the Christian tradition can help that clarification. God is Immutable First, it … Continue reading If God Does Not Change, What About the Incarnation?

Did God Limit Himself?

Often we hear people describe God as having limited himself during the incarnation. Did the Son of God stop being omniscient, omnipresent, or fully God?  Although it is common today to hear people speak of the Son of God limiting himself, this is actually not accurate. God’s nature is defined by boundlessness or infinity (infinitude). … Continue reading Did God Limit Himself?

The Revelation of the Son of God in the Old Testament

reprinted with permission from the Gospel Advocate Donnie L. DeBord, M.Div., ThM. Photo by Wendy van Zyl on Pexels.com When Scripture describes Jesus as the Son of God, we are not being told that Jesus was created by the Father or that the Father begat the Son in the same way that human children are … Continue reading The Revelation of the Son of God in the Old Testament

How do we go from son of man to Son of Man??

Daniel 7             The phrase “son of man” refers to those who are human. Just as the phrase “Son of God” refers to the Word who is of the same nature with the Father. But in Daniel 7, the phrase “son of man” becomes the “Son of Man.”  The Setting of the Vision Breaking the chronology … Continue reading How do we go from son of man to Son of Man??