Hi Everybody. As you can see, I decided to start a blog. My posts will probably consist of my activities, thoughts, pictures and miscellaneous other things.
If you know me, you probably know that I read. A lot. So on this blog, I will probably give summaries of books I read pretty frequently. With that said, this last week I read a very thought-provoking book titled The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D. A. Carson. The purpose of this book is to bring to light some very common false ideas about the love of God and to establish correct and Biblical views. False views would include the sentimental image of God that is promoted in America primarily. This is the view that would show God as needing someone to love and, therefore, He created us. This view also states that if God loves us so much, there must be something attractive in us. Neglecting the other attributes of God such as His holiness and wrath contributes to these false views, and we start to picture God as forlorn and worried because so few people come to Him. This book disputes this view by expounding on the perfection of God’s love for Himself, or in other words, the Father’s love for the Son and the Holy Spirit and vice versa. Seeing this dispels the thought that God needs someone to love because inside the Trinity, there is perfect and complete love. God chooses to love us, but His love is never separate from His other qualities. Also, this book defines and expounds on the different aspects of God’s love, discusses how God’s sovereignty and His love relate to each other, and how the correct view of God’s love affects our evangelism. I would highly recommend this book.