Tag Archive: Louis Berkhof

Mar 03

Louis Berkhof – The Cause and Necessity of the Atonement

The great and central part of the priestly work of Christ lies in the atonement, but this, of course, is not complete without the intercession. His sacrificial work on earth calls for His service in the heavenly sanctuary. The two are complementary parts of the priestly task of the Saviour. This and the following three …

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May 21

Louis Berkhof – The Operation of the Holy Spirit in General

A. TRANSITION TO THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. As already intimated in the preceding, in passing from Christology to Soteriology, we pass from the objective to the subjective, from the work which God accomplished for us in Christ and which is in its sacrificial aspect a finished work, to the work which He realizes …

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Apr 07

Louis Berkhof – The Divine Decrees in General

I. The Divine Decrees in General A. The Doctrine of the Decrees in Theology. Reformed theology stresses the sovereignty of God in virtue of which He has sovereignly determined from all eternity whatsoever will come to pass, and works His sovereign will in His entire creation, both natural and spiritual, according to His pre-determined plan. …

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Mar 05

Louis Berkhof – The Doctrine of God

I. The Existence of God A. Place of the Doctrine of God in Dogmatics WORKS on dogmatic or systematic theology generally begin with the doctrine of God. The prevailing opinion has always recognized this as the most logical procedure and still points in the same direction. In many instances even they whose fundamental principles would …

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Mar 06

Louis Berkhof – The Results of the First Sin

The first transgression of man had the following results: 1. The immediate concomitant of the first sin, and therefore hardly a result of it in the strict sense of the word, was the total depravity of human nature. The contagion of his sin at once spread through the entire man, leaving no part of his …

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Jun 14

Louis Berkhof – Systematic Theology

I. The Existence of God A. PLACE OF THE DOCTRINE OF GOD IN DOGMATICS WORKS on dogmatic or systematic theology generally begin with the doctrine of God. The prevailing opinion has always recognized this as the most logical procedure and still points in the same direction. In many instances even they whose fundamental principles would …

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