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Agape

The only way to know God’s character for sure!

The Bible presents us different images of God. How do we know what God really is like? What is the standard by which we evaluate different images of God in the Bible? Is there a revelation from God that trumps all others? Yes, there is!

Agape

What is Agape Love?

God is Agape Love (1 John 4:8), his very substance is Agape Love. At the heart of the Gospel lies Agape Love. But what is Agape Love? Learn more about Agape Love and read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 like you’ve never read it before.

Difficult Passages

What does it mean that all scripture is inspired by God? Is the Bible really perfect?

“All scripture is inspired by God” (2 Ti 3:16). This verse has led to countless arguments and has been interpreted in numerous ways. It is often used as a key verse to define the character of the Bible. But what does it mean that all scripture is inspired by God? What does it mean for our understanding of the nature of the Bible?

Character of God

Why knowing God’s character is of uttermost importance

What is the mark of spiritual maturity? How can we know what God truly is like? Does it matter what we believe about God’s character? This article shows the supreme importance of knowing what God is like. Our picture of God shapes our brain and influences our whole life. Therefore, growing in our knowledge of what God is like matters significantly. 

Character of God

Reconciling God’s justice and his love. Recovering a biblical view of God’s justice.

Many assume that mercy and justice are at odds as if these are two opposing things, and therefore two opposing characteristics within God. That God desires to have mercy, but he is bound to justice because of his holiness. A dichotomy within the very being of God. Such thinking is based on a wrong understanding of God’s justice influenced by Justitia (Lady Justice) rather than the Bible. Looking at the OT, Jesus, and Paul this article will show that God’s justice is restorative in its nature and therefore consistent with God’s love. God’s restorative justice is an expression of his love and not a quality contrary to God’s love. 

Character of God

A Biblical Understanding of the Wrath of God

How does the wrath of God fit with the fact that he is love in his essence? Is the God of the Old Testament different from the God of the New Testament? In this article, it will make clear that God’s wrath and his judging actions are continuously defined the same throughout the Bible and are an expression of his love.

Character of God

What is God’s wrath?

God is love. But how does this fit together with the wrath of God? Should a God of love not refrain from any form of anger? Indeed God’s wrath is a beautiful expression of his love.

Christus Victor

The Gospel of the first Christians

How did early Christians define and share the gospel? Is there a biblical summary of the gospel? In 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, we find a kind of mini-summary of the gospel of the first Christians. What does this passage teach us about the message the first Christians proclaimed.

Character of God

Why does God not stop evil and suffering?

In this world, we are often confronted with intense suffering and immense pain. Why does God not stop all of that? Find new answers to important questions.