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Herman Bavinck – Distinguishing Between General and Special Revelation

2 Nov

The distinction between general and special revelation does not consist primarily in the fact that the latter consistently and in all parts bears a strictly supernatural character; the difference is evinced fundamentally and primarily by the fact that special revelation is a revelation of special grace and thus brings into existence the salvific religion known as Christianity.

~Herman Bavinck~




Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1: Prolegomena (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2003) p. 342.

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Herman Bavinck – Scripture: All Must Be Ordered By It

9 Jun

Not the church but Scripture is self-authenticating, the judge of controversies, and its own interpreter. Nothing may be put on a level with Scripture. Church, confession, tradition–all must be ordered and adjusted by it and submit themselves to it.

~Herman Bavinck~




Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1: Prolegomena (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2003) p. 86.

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Herman Bavinck – The Power of Scripture

3 Jun

The content of faith, after all, lies outside of us and only becomes our possession by faith. The intellect is not productive but receptive and is made receptive, sanctified, and renewed by the truth that comes to us from without, from Scripture.

~Herman Bavinck~




Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1: Prolegomena (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2003) p. 64.

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Edwards on Scriptural Meditation

15 Apr

I seemed often to see so much light exhibited by every sentence, and such a refreshing food communicated, that I could not get along in reading; often dwelling long on one sentence to see the wonders contained in it, and yet almost every sentence seemed to be full of wonders.

~Jonathan Edwards~



The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Edinburgh, Scotland; The Banner of Truth Trust; 1974) p. 30.

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