To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
What God chooses for us children of men is always the best.
It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart.
Jews have God’s promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
Prayer without study would be empty. Study without prayer would be blind.
The Word ought to be exposed in the words.
The devil may also make use of morality.
No one can be saved – in virtue of what he can do. Everyone can be saved – in virtue of what God can do.
Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is Himself the way.
The theologian who labors without joy is not a theologian at all. Sulky faces, morose thoughts and boring ways of speaking are intolerable in this field.
In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.
It is always the case that when the Christian looks back, he is looking at the forgiveness of sins.
Man can certainly flee from God but he cannot escape him. He can certainly hate God and be hateful to God, but he cannot change into its opposite the eternal love of God which triumphs even in his hate.
Faith in God’s revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.
…’joy’ in Phillippians is a defiant ‘Nevertheless!’ that Paul sets like a full stop against the Philippians’ anxiety…
Take your Bible and take your newspaper, and read both. But interpret newspapers from your Bible.
Sin is not confined to the evil things we do. It is the evil within us, the evil which we are.
Men have never been good, they are not good and they never will be good.
The mature and well-balanced man, standing firmly with both feet on the earth, who has never been lamed and broken an half-blinded by the scandal of life, is as such the existentially godless man.
In Jesus Christ there is no isolation of man from God or of God from man. Rather, in Him we encounter the history, the dialogue, in which God and man meet together and are together, the reality of the covenant MUTUALLY contracted, preserved, and fulfilled by them. Jesus Christ is in His one Person, as true GOD, MAN’S loyal partner, and as true MAN, GOD’S. He is the Lord humbled for communion with man and likewise the Servant exalted to communion with God.