Monday, 19 October 2009

God's nature gauranteeing scripture

Preparing a weekend on the doctrine of scripture. Struck that Genesis and John begin with three facts about God: He is communicative, he is 'good' or trustworthy, he is our Creator.

It is these three things that gaurantee the scriptures for us. God is a God who by nature desires to communicate with those he has made. His communication must be trusthworthy. And as creator he can ensure this, as he is not limited by his transcendence, nor by the imperfections of his creatures.

And all this means that ultimately our doctrine of scripture is effectively about our doctrine of God - and so of supreme importance.