Who is God?
That’s the most important question anyone could ask. Over the last few years, and especially over the last month or so, there has been controversy among Reformed Christianity as well as the broader evangelical community concerning the doctrine of God. Perhaps the answer to “Who is God?” seems obvious enough. “God is the God revealed in Scripture!” some may say. This is 100% true. But the question really gets at a much more specific answer.
Many gospel-hating cults have boldly claimed and proclaimed the “God of the Bible.” Yet, interestingly, their god really turns out to be completely different from that of orthodox Christianity. After all, the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim Scripture as their own. Mormons do the same thing; and yes, even Muslims lay claim to God’s Word. Each of these “faiths” define God differently and none of them find common ground with historical Christianity. This question, then, is one of maximal importance. If we define God wrongly, we have the wrong god.
Because of this, I have penned a new e-book titled The Simple ‘I AM’, and it’s in the editing process over at The Reformed Collective.
The best part? It will be FREE!
Now, the newer opponents of classical simplicity have not been Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Mormons. The mainstream critics have been evangelical Christians; a devastating fact which demands urgency. When a fundamental doctrine like this becomes enshrouded in [unnecessary] controversy, it is beyond priority that we respond forcefully, clearly, and with charity.
This is precisely what I have attempted to do, by God’s grace.
There has been much written on divine simplicity throughout the years, and I can’t even pretend to measure up to some of the men who have taken it upon themselves to write on such doctrines. however, one of the main complaints throughout this recent scuffle has been this: classical divine simplicity is not biblical. There have also been complaints that the doctrine isn’t rooted [enough] within the historical church.
I have tailored my very short book to these complaints in hopes to answer some of those specific concerns.
Just over 30 pages, it is my hope that this free e-book will sharply and effectively support the doctrine of classical divine simplicity from the particular angles at which it has suffered recent attacks.
Look for it on The Reformed Collective website. ‘Like’ & check The Reformed Collective Facebook page for updates, linked here: