The Majesty of Mystery: Celebrating the Glory of an Incomprehensible God (Paperback)
How can God be three and one?
How can God take on a human nature?
If God planned everything, how can I be responsible?
Do my prayers make any difference in God's plan? Christians may attempt to "know" God to the best of their ability--leading some to limit God as they contain Him within tidy answers for human understanding. In The Majesty of Mystery, K. Scott Oliphint encourages believers to embrace the mysteries of Christian faith: the Trinity, the incarnation, eternal life, and the balance between God's sovereign will and human choices. Drawing from the Reformed tradition and interacting with the biblical text, Oliphint shows how a profound recognition of our own limitations can lead us into a richer awareness of God's infinite majesty. Written with deep theological knowledge and threaded with everyday implications, The Majesty of Mystery connects the dots between humanity and God, belief and practice, mystery and worship. Oliphint invites readers to rediscover the purpose to which all theology aims--the worship of the incomprehensible God who faithfully reveals himself in Scripture.
About the Author
K. Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. His earlier books include Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith and Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology.