"All true knowledge of God is born out of obedience."John Calvin, Institutes
The truth of this principle is expressed in John 14:21:
"He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him." (NKJV)
The manifestation of Jesus is on the other side of knowing and keeping his commandments. What, then, is theology and biblical scholarship that is not born out of obedience?
(Originally posted Aug 04)