barth quote

“It is not the right human thoughts about God which form the content of the Bible, but the right divine thoughts about men. The Bible tells us not how we should with God but what he says to us; not how we find the way to him, but how he has sought and found the way to us; not the right relation in which we must place ourselves to him, but the covenant which he has made with all who are Abraham’s spiritual children and which he has sealed once and for all in Jesus Christ. It is this which is within the Bible. The word of God is within the Bible.”

(“The Strange New World Within the Bible,” from The Word of God and the Word of Man)

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One response to “barth quote

  1. im gonna need to read this about ten more times. or you could write a blog post about it and then maybe i will have a better understanding. that is if you use my language, of course.

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