Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tweet of the Week -10/12/13

This week's Tweet of the Week goes to Burk Parsons:

"Reformed theology humbles a man without degrading him and exalts a man without inflating him. HT: Charles Hodge" --@BurkParsons.

Indeed. Because in Reformed theology glorifies in God alone when it comes to salvation, man is left to boast only in God. One of my favorite Jonathan Edwards' sermons (God Glorified in the Work of Redemption) brings this out.

But Reformed theology also exalts man because human beings have value. They are created in God's image. What is more, Reformed theology is structured around the covenant and the 1st Adam/2nd Adam theology we find in Paul and the Bible. So man is the apex of God's creation and is given the inheritance of the New Heavens and the New Earth.

All this beautifully captured in a short tweet.

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