Wednesday, December 5, 2012

theology as worship

We should only speak about God when we speak from and through him.  Theology should be formed as a fire within us...

"Religion, the fear of God, must therefore be the element which inspires and animates all theological investigation. That must be  the pulse-beat of the science. A theologian is a person who makes bold to speak about God because he speaks out of God and through God. To profess theology is to do holy work. It is a priestly ministration in the house of the Lord. It is itself a service of worship, a consecration of mind and heart to the honor of His name."

(--Herman Bavinck, Inaugural Address at the Free University of Amsterdam, 1902.)

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