Trinity, revelation and OT – 2

You may know that I (sporadically but vigourously!) bang the drum for Christ the eternal Mediator being the deliberately revealed, consciously known object of faith in the Old Testament.  Here are some posts on the issue.

Pete Myers read it and posted this.  And our further discussions are here and here.

By way of some kind of response, here are ten propositions that circle around some of the issues. (Fabricius eat your heart out). 

For those yawning right now, hold on for some grand hilarity next week – I’m on holidays and will post only frivolity.  For those fixing to flex their theological muscles, remember to play nice.

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2. Our doctrine of God goes awry if we begin without a conscious acknowledgement of the triune interplay.  God’s attributes are a spin-off of the triune life, not the identical CV of each Person. 

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I don’t begin with attributes and then identically map those onto the three. 

 

 

I look at the three who are God and out of their interplay understand the attributes of their divine life.

 

 

I’ve written about this many times, perhaps see here:

 

For this reason any doctrine of God that is not explicitly trinitarian from the outset is just inconceivable for me.  (I mean I understand the position – I used to hold it, but I cannot now think my way to that position given what I now see that it entails)

To be honest if a theologian’s doctrine of God waits until halfway through to discuss the trinity in any kind of detail, it is no wonder that their biblical theology follows suit.

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Posted on by Glen in covenant continuity, Doctrine of God, Old Testament, revelation, trinity

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I'm a preacher in Eastbourne, married to Emma.

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