CROSSWAY BOOKS BY D. A. CARSON. For the Love of God, Volumes 1 and 2. Letters Along the Way (co-author, John D. Woodbridge). The Difficult Doctrine of . The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson is just a short book (96 pages) that is drawn from four lectures he delivered in The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God has ratings and reviews. Demetrius said: Carson shows that the word ‘love’ has semantic range, but I.

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The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

This book is classic Carson. For example, Carson discusses distinctions between Calvinism and Arminianism without first defining his terms. There is nothing that God has made that he does not love.

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An excellent book on the love of God. D.a.crason it is based off of a lecture series, it is easy to read, while still including deep theological content.

So, in the NT we can ask, Do you wish to see God’s love? Sinners have a gracious period to repent. I find his work quite challenging and full of good instruction. Kindle Deals for Christians. Chapter 4 Some view God as all-forgiving, but they down tne or ignore his wrath.

In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will He notes 7 problems with this approach: First, any position must begin with compatibilism: However, I say no because the deeper form of love, that of a love between two individuals and I am not talking about sexual love, but rather about a familial bond between two friends is reserved for those who love him. Is God’s love unconditional? First, Carson lays out what is his most significant contribution in the book: The book is short, 97 pages.


Three Preliminary Observations on These Distinctive Ways of Talking Doctrinw the Love of God i Problems ensure if one of these 5 ways are granted hermeneutical priority by which the other ways of talking about God’s love are relativized. But none of this, no plan of Diffiicult, is divorced from his love.

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Oct 09, Patrick Mulcahy rated it really liked it. Problems stem from our understanding terms in light of a post Antebellum South era. God’s love being directed toward his own people in a provisional or condition way – conditioned on obedience. Made John 5 come alive for me in new ways. Jan 14, Eli rated it it was amazing. Carson does a wonderful job of highlighting the most important issues while confining himself to a limited word count.

He looks at various passages and concludes that it is mere tradition to conclude that the Bible doesn’t claim that God has feelings. We tend to oversimplify and to sentimentalize the love of God. Carson goes on to say people are no longer surprised doctrin God loves them, and the systematic journey we are taken on brings us to a new revelation on what the love of God really looks like.

He likes the sufficient for all, efficient for the elect phrasing. Look at the cross. Return to Book Page. What I took away from reading this was an awareness of the need to be cautious in adopting any viewpoint that claims to have this stuff all figured out. Aug 27, Andrea Thom rated it really liked it. At the same time it is also nice to be able to learn so much without having to wade diffixult hundreds of pages of text.


Not only do we see relational matters, we see constitutional matters as well. How is this the case?

From this thd, Carson builds the book around four themes: The only caveat I would provide with this book is that it does assume some knowledge of Christian theology since it was initially targeted at seminary students. Aug 15, Steve Connellan rated it it was amazing. Carson not only critiques sentimental ideas such as “God hates the sin but loves the sinner,” but provides a compelling perspective on the nature of God and why He loves as He does.

Because pop culture has so distorted and secularized God’s love, many Christians have lost a biblical understanding of it and, in turn, lost a vital means to knowing who God is.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Carson shows that the word ‘love’ has semantic range, but I found his way of categorizing texts to be fairly lobe and strongly guided by Reformed presuppositions.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Carson who can handle the Bible with care, intelligently yet with real feeling, and who are brave enough to hold to the difficult doctrines of word of God.