I pray the song becomes useful for us in this Christmas season, as we meditate on the mercy of God in the incarnation.
And no, I do not think this is a small issue that Christians can simply agree to disagree on. The way you answer this question determines if you have any integral and distinctly Christian thing to say about this topic.
As the misty wish-dream of neutrality continues to dissolve in our own day, and as pagan culture continues along its well-established trajectory, Abraham Kuyper becomes increasingly important as a helper and navigator.
A secular age will not abide any notion of the biblical God, but some good old-fashioned paganism will do just fine.
We are not at all pious for refusing God’s love because we insist that his standards are too low to let us in. His standards are the robes of Christ’s righteousness—they literally cannot be higher.
The mainstay of Frame's thought was strong all throughout in this little book: everything must be understood in relation to God. This is the greatest contribution Frame makes, and it is no small one.
This is a good book, and if you are a pastor, you should buy it and read it.
As a local church gathers for corporate worship, she is reciting her lines. She is playing her role. She is aligning herself with her reality in Christ—therefore corporate worship is nothing other than corporate theology practiced.
This is a paper I wrote entitled DIVINE REVELATION’S CREATURELY COROLLARY: ILLUMINATION AS THE CHRIST-ADORING BRIDGE BETWEEN SYSTEMATICS AND HERMENEUTICS