Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Quotable Godward Influencer - Herman Bavinck

The God who appears to Jacob determines the future. Although the God of Israel dwells in the midst of His people in the house which Solomon builds for Him, yet even the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him, I Kings 8:27. he reveals Himself in nature, and lives along with His people, as it were; but at the same time he is the Incomprehensible, Job 26:14; 36:26; 37:5, the Incomparable, Is. 40:18, 25; 46:5, the One who is exalted infinitely above time and space and every creature, Is. 40:12 ff.; 41:14; 44:6; 48:12, the One and only true God, Ex. 20:3, 11; Deut. 4:35, 39; 32:19; I Sam. 2:2; Is. 44:8. Although He, indeed reveals Himself in His names, no name expresses Him adequately. He is without name. His name is wonderful, Gen. 32:29; Judg. 13:18; Prov. 30:4. The profundities of Deity are far too deep to be sounded by us, Job 11:7,8.
The Doctrine of God, 18.

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