The Existence Of God In The Bible
While this short introduction is good, it certainly is not a blanket statement, as He leaves out much of the reason that people should read the Bible. While this does introduce the book nicely, I would have liked to see Brunner go into a little more detail about the book instead of giving the reader such a short introductory …show more content…
While there is abundant proof for the existence of God, Brunner scarcely gives any logical reason beyond that the “divine order” shouts of His presence. While this is a good reason, I would have liked to see more practical reasons for God in his explanation.
2. IS THE BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD?
One of the most unique quotes about the Bible in this book is the mere fact that “so many people possess [The Bible} and so few people read it” (6). The Bible, being the word of God, should be read constantly and consistently, yet people professing to be Christians regularly skip out on their quiet times. This point is so important in a culture today that emphasizes feeling rather than scripture, when scripture in reality is the living and breathing Word of God.
When Brunner talks about other religions, he briefly skims over the correct fact that these religions have the wrong view of God. While He rightly points out that “Christians come from the Bible” and that all Christian faith grows from the Bible, Brunner barely skims over other religions, despite the massive problems in their doctrine (7). If Brunner would have explained this better, he could have further solidified his point that the Christian God is the true God of the …show more content…
GOD AND THE DEMONIC ELEMENT IN THE WORLD
God does not desire for His followers to become a bunch of robots who mindlessly obey Him and his commands; He wants his people to love Him of their “own free will” (27). Without free will, there would be no love, because humans would not have the option to follow God, as it would be the only option. Brunner in this explanation of free will in the world, shows the importance of following God with one’s whole heart, a timeless principle that all generations nee to learn.
While the title of this chapter is about the demonic element in the world, Brunner rarely talks about demonic forces that are in the world. He talks a lot of human evil and the power of the deranged madman, but he tends to lean toward “diabolical powers” at work in the world, instead of talking about devil and his fallen angels (26). While this statement is not incorrect, it could be better explained if he would reference the demonic element of the world, or possibly talk about spiritual warfare that rages in the present age for the lives of countless