Barth Bite for Tuesday October 20, 2015

This morning I suffered through my ten pages of Church Dogmatics for two reasons: 1) All ten pages were in tiny print and 2) the subject was a review and critique of two esoteric theological topics: supralapsarianism and infralapsarianism which are variations on the idea that God predestined salvation and damnation. The only relief from my reading is that the great Swiss theologian seems to reject both ideas.
Here is the only meaningful quote I was able to find in this long small print section: “According to the Bible, the framework and basis of all temporal occurrences is the history of the covenant between God and man, from Adam to Noah and Abraham, from Abraham and Jacob to David, from David to Jesus Christ and believers in Him.” – Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics, Volume II.2, page 136

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