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  • Saturday, June 25, 2005

    A Call to Reformation: Chapter 3, Revived to Trinitarianism

    I’m still blogging for revival, and one of the things that we evangelicals need to be revived to is Trinitarianism. If we do not know God as he has revealed himself—as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, ever one, ever three, equal in every perfection—then we do not know God at all.

    Let us pray for God to visit us with a great awakening in our day. If he does, Christians will cease to trivialize themselves with the banalities the world loves and give themselves instead to the herculean task of knowing the one true God. A major part of the all-consuming pleasure of knowing God is knowing him as Triune.

    In this third chapter of A Call to Reformation, I argue that we need to believe in and live on God. If we don’t believe in the Trinity, we don’t believe in the God of the Bible, so the first half of the chapter briefly looks at biblical and historical evidence on the Trinity. The second half of the chapter deals with living on the Triune God, so I discuss how the knowledge of the Triune God affects worship, church life, prayer, Bible study, evangelism, preaching, marriage, and child-rearing.

    My prayer is that this chapter will be one of the ways that God brings about an evangelicalism that is Revived to Trinitarianism. I invite you to read it, and I welcome any feedback you may have for me.

    Augustine worked on his book on the Trinity for 19 years! My short treatment here is not the final statement, and it is definitely a work in progress.

    If you’re interested in previous installments of this book, you can either click on the title of the project above, or go straight to the Introduction, or to chapter 1, The Nature of the Bible and How to Study It, or to chapter 2, Being the Church the Biblical, Baptist Way.

    May the Lord be pleased to consume his people with love for himself as he is, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

    1 Comments:

    Blogger EWZ said...

    Jim -

    I was really enjoying your blog and am sad that it died! Any chance of getting it going once more?

    Eric Zeller
    foolishblog.com

    10:19 PM  

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