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"millard erickson" Discussed on KNSS
"To this than meets the eye. There's a lot of depth, and we normally think As you flipped it the Bible, you'll notice the expression thankfulness, and you will come across one expression, one phrase that's repeated over and over and over, particularly the Old Testament. And in some Chapter six if you look at verse one, it says this Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love. Endures. Forever. No. Like I said before the two ideas, they're woven together. Praise the Lord and give thanks to him. Praise the Lord and give thanks to him. This thankfulness is an expression of worship I once read worship is not complete until gratitude has been expressed. Worship is not complete until gratitude has been expressed. And sums. 106 verse one. The summer's gives us a command. The command is to praise the Lord. Secondly, he says, I'm going to give you two reasons why You're going to do that. And you're going to give thanks to the Lord. The first is this At the there at the end of verse one Give thanks to the Lord for he is Good. The first thing, he says, Why do you give thanks to the Lord? Because he's good Give. Thanks. The Lord for he is good. There's a book written a number of years ago called Christian Theology by Millard Erickson. And in an effort to describe God he divide God into two halves. And the first thing that he says, is that our God Is a great God. The first half of God is God's greatness. God is great. Now. Why is that? Because of his unimaginable immeasurable power. That's what greatness is. That's the definition of greatness. Pure power. God is great. We understand that is great from top. The bottom, But here's the problem. That's only half when it comes to God. Just because something is great. Just because something is powerful. Doesn't make it good. Listen. Very carefully. Power in and of itself. Is neutral. Parents should take thee, Adam. Be in the Adam. There is power and that power is neither good or bad. The power contained in an Adam can either be used to level an entire city. Or it could be used to light up. An entire city. So it's neutral. God is great. That's undeniable. His greatness in his power are on display for all of us to see. And if we know anything about God, we know that he is great. We know that God is powerful. But what if that was all there was? Oh, God. What if God was on Lee? Great. What if God was on Lee? Powerful. What would that mean about our God? What would that tell us about our God? That would mean that he would be able or capable of good and Evil. He would be a God. Who could do great harm as well as great good. And in dealing with his people, he would be unpredictable. He would be untrustworthy. And he would be essentially indifferent to our plight. Our situations are circumstances if he was just great. He would be a God to be feared. But not a god to be loved. God that you could know. But not a god that you could relate to. If he was just Great. But he's not just great Ericsson Ericsson in the book. Talks about the other side of God. The other side of God is not only that God is great. But that God is good. How many of you are familiar with the book Pilgrim's progress. Well years ago along with the MacGuff E reader That was one of the main books that they had that they used. And as you know, it's an allegory, Christian allegory basically from this world. To the world to come. Well, there's been some new stuff written. Uh, recently there's a book. Or maybe you've seen the movie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. And you know in revelations, 55. It talks about the lion of the tribe of Judah, and that's kind of what this This Children's fantasy fiction or allegory is about so Let me just set it this up so The story is about Peter and Susan and Edmund and Lucy that go through a wardrobe into the land of Narnia. And soon after the Children are introduced in Narnia at the House of Mr Mrs Beaver, and they're having dinner with them, and Mr Beaver is explaining to them What's going on in Narnia. And how the white, which is in control of the land. And Mr Bieber says, but Alice Lon is on the throne. Now the Children asked who is as long because they have no context. They don't know who as long is, and so, Mr Beaver Begins to explain that, as Lan is the Great King, as long as the son of the Emperor emperor Beyond the sea. He's the Lord of Lord. He's the king of all the beast. Aslund is the great Lion. And when Susan Here's that Azlan is a lion, it frightens her. And so Susan asked Mr Beaver. Is he safe? And Mr Beaver turns to Susana says safe. Of course not. He's not safe. But he's.
"millard erickson" Discussed on Christian Podcast Community
"Myself sick over. It would have been sure that I was going to get yelled at and maybe even fear losing my job. This time I was surprisingly calm now. I was disappointed that I didn't notice my simple little typo for a whole three months but I could easily see where I made the mistake. So I- calmly acknowledged it to all the parties and I work to see what was needed to be to fix it. I was calm about it. In fact I was so calm. I didn't think the pray about it instead. I had to remind myself. Hey stop and pray so I did. I stopped I thank the Lord that I wasn't as upset about at us I would have been even a few months ago and I asked him to help me fix the problem as we went about doing whatever I could to rectify it. And of course he did what could have been. A BIG PROBLEM. Turned out to have had an easy fix. That meant no time. No money was wasted and they could easily use the same work that they had already done. Our faith battery can get charged up by hearing testimonies from other Christians encouraging one. Another in the Lord or by listening to sermons or podcasts. Hint Hint Reading Christian biographies and of course being around the people of God in fellowship and prayer. Now you might be saying. Hey you said earlier that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God quoting Romans. Ten but now you're saying he comes by all these other means well. It does but that's because by in all these other means we're seeing how. God uses and applies. His word in others lives as well or were hearing. God's Word taught we see all of this perfectly put together. In God's word when the writer of Hebrews sites example after example of those who live by faith in Hebrews eleven and then masterfully and of course it is masterfully perfectly because he was inspired by God to write this way in Hebrews twelve one in two he tells us basically go and do likewise when he says therefore we also since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily and snares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us and then he says looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand the throne of God. So let's talk about faith and works of course. Of course we know that the Scriptures Fijian's two eight and nine make clear that we are saved by faith alone not by works however scripture also makes it clear that once we are saved one proof becomes our works. Our good works to be exact. The very next verse says in Fusion's to ten by the way I hadn't thought of that relationship between Fiji's two eight and nine and then Fiji's ten so I'm grateful to the Theologian Millard. Erickson and his systematic theology book for pointing that out and of course James. Drives that point home as well James to versus seventeen and twenty six. Where he says faith without works is dead. Well let me ask you a question. After all we talked about here about faith. What is the first work we can do? The first work of faith is to act on what we know to conform our attitude and our behavior to what we know not what we feel in other words and going back to my thrift store. Coffee Mug faith is believing the word of God and acting upon it no matter how I feel knowing God promises a good result so before we go let me close with a few questions of application. What is a good quotation? You've heard on faith. I would love to know so go ahead and share it with me. You can email me at show at grace and.
"millard erickson" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"Welcome to Christ is the cure with Nick Campbell. Here we bring you theology, apologetic and a resource for growth on the basis of scripture alone said back and enjoy today's episode. Hey, welcome back to show this episode sixty three and it is the next episode NFL g series. So that's up eight of the theology series and standard. And we talked about the goodness of God and his grace. If you didn't notice, we are implementing the new intro now, so hope you like it because that would be the intro for at least the year. I think it's kind of catchy on my play routh. It'll be more. So I wanted to talk a little bit before we begin about what's happening on patriarch again. So patriot is where people basically helped this show. Keep going without adds helps the website run helps everything. Run everything that happens as able to be sustained by my patrons. Well, patrons, you're going to get more of a perk as time goes on. 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We changed the about on the website to reflect more of why it's called crisis, the cure because the seems to be some kind of 'em beauty there. So go check out the new about we're on Spotify. Now. That is the coolest thing to me because I spot. So if you're a Spotify user, you can now find the show on Spotify. And so we're on multiple platforms, and we have some interviews coming up and logical things are happening regardless. The next episode of the theology series has been a while. I think it's been like two or three episodes since since we've done a theology series up. So. And we're gonna be talking about the goodness of God and his grace. So in the last episode of filled you series, we went over the attributes of God in a pretty quick overview. In this episode, we're going to be zooming in on some of them as I mentioned before, how these attributes get group together or classified and approached when examining them differ fairly greatly. So after thinking for awhile, decided to approach it as Millard Erickson dozen his introductory theologist work Christian doctrine, which if you're getting into theology, it's a great start a book easily. Ridden course Wayne. When grooms systematic theology is recommend as well. I think airsu- Ericsson is a little bit more approachable in terms of simplicity. However, I do disagree with him. I disagree with. I mean, you're gonna disagree with every the illusion on somethings and we're not. It's very rare to find someone you agree with on every single point. Erickson does a good job giving you various perspectives, and they don't give you his. And so it's it's pretty good in that sense. Anyway, he goes into the chapter focusing on the goodness of God, and I think that's a good format for what we're doing here. And looking at Paul ends book the moody hamburger theology, which I also recommend. I realized that he has Ericsson's classification listed and his different classifications of attributes to God. So according to ends Ericsson actually places that God institute different categories greatness and goodness, and under greatness, we see spirituality personality life, Infinity inconstancy while under goodness, we see the categories such as more purity, integrity and love, and under those sub categories we see moral purity, having holiness, righteousness, and Justice under integrity, genuineness veracity, faithfulness. And lastly, under love, there's benevolence, grace, mercy, and persistence. So you may have noticed that we have covered holiness and that all entails, and all that entails in episode for the six and how much we revisit that now will be unknown. Some may think is weird to start with an attribute of holiness before getting into the attributes, but I think is appropriate. Given that all of God's attributes are wholly which I recommend listening. So fifty six on that topic. So before going into the various ways that God's goodness is shown, let's talk about God's goodness within itself. God is absolutely good, and Jesus realizes himself in saying that God is good and Matthew nineteen. Seventeen, Mark ten eighteen Luke eighteen nineteen in the statements, contextual points, the infinite goodness, God that absolute goodness, God, God shows goodness towards his creatures. And you see this exodus thirty four, six, which reminds the Lord the Lord God, merciful and gracious, slow to anger in abounding, steadfast love and faithfulness. Moving on from here, we can look at the different aspects that reflect or demonstrate God's goodness. So that was just a little bit touching on his general goodness. Now, speaking of God's holiness. We mentioned before. It included moral purity, which would simply be the freedom from anything wicked evil. And this period we see that God's holiness as highly prominent in that God cannot tolerate the presence of evil. Remember that we walk through Isaiah six on the top of God's holiness and relay the fact that God is holy in all of his attributes. He is hired all of his ways and that's just how he is separate, which is the basic definition of holy. The next consideration in God's goodness is righteousness. Righteousness usually denotes being morally right and God as a righteous within the biblical concept as God's attribute of initiation in perfecting a right relationship with his creatures. Now, righteousness being morally right is grounded in the very character of God. You can see exodus nine, twenty seven, Deuteronomy thirty, two, four judges five, eleven. So putting these points together, we see that God is righteous, his laws righteous, and he alone credits writes in this demand through Christ.