All tagged Law/Gospel

Gospel Before Law

For Barth, knowledge of self and sinfulness cannot come before knowledge of God. For even in the proposed law/gospel dichotomy, God must first reveal Himself as one who can be trusted and His law — in terms of revelation — always remains a grace.

A Response to "Looking at Christian Obedience"

One should not seek assurance from their works. One should not presume to be under God's wrath because they slip up occasionally (or even regularly). But works are valuable both to others and ourselves. They are essential for "saving faith" (Hebrews 5:9). And when we see the fruits of God working in us through the power of the Holy Spirit we should be encouraged and edified. Likewise, when we see the Holy Spirit producing fruits in other we should also be edified.