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Would buying Geerhardus Johannes Vos theology be a Good Thing?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by DaChaser1, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. DaChaser1

    DaChaser1 New Member

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    as see that Logos will be bringing his multi vol sysyematic theology soon to their software!

    read his OT theology book, is his theology 'reasonable?"
  2. Iconoclast

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    Vos....will expand your mind theologically.....look here

    http://www.biblicaltheology.org/articles.html......click on articles to see pdf files
    here is a sample:
    “to consider” Him in this twofold capacity.
    While the Epistle has in common with the other New Testament writings the representation of
    Christ as Revealer, it stands practically alone in explicitly naming Him a Priest. It were rash to infer
    from this that the conception was first created by our author. The sacrificial character of the death
    of Christ was a common article of faith long before. This was held in connection with Isaiah 53.
    Now it is precisely in Isaiah 53 that the Servant of Jehovah figures not merely as the passive lamb
    of sacrifice, but also as He who actively and freely pours out His soul unto death (vs. 12) or even,
    according to the rendering, made his soul an offering for sin (vs. 10). Psalm 110 had been interpreted
    Messianically by Jesus Himself: His followers cannot have forgotten that thereby He ascribed to His
    own Person the character of a Priest-King. Also the prophecy of Zechariah 6:12, 13 might easily have
    led to the same conception, although there seems to be no positive evidence to this effect. According
    to Paul, Christ is not merely the sacrifice, but also the one who brought the sacrifice (Eph. 5:2), and
    throughout the Apostle emphasizes the fact that He gave Himself up to death freely. How easily the
    idea of a mediatorial position between God and man closely approaching that of the priesthood
    might associate itself with this appears from 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, one Mediator
    also between God and men, Himself man, who gives Himself a ransom for all.” Closely related is the
    further thought that Christ makes intercession for believers in heaven (Rom. 8:34). This again leads
    on to the conception of the paraklhtoj in the Gospel and Epistles of John, especially in 1 John 2:1.
    Further the Apocalypse represents believers as made by Christ “kings and priests to God,” or “priests
    of God and of Christ” (1:6; 5:10; 20:6); inasmuch as Christ’s kingship is prior to that of believers,
    indeed the source of the latter, it is likely that the writer on the same principle derives the priesthood
    of believers from a priesthood of Christ. A similar representation is found in 1 Peter 2:5: Christians
    are “a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God, through Jesus Christ.” It
    ought not to be overlooked, however, that these last analogies differ in one essential point from the
    teaching of Hebrews: they speak of believers being priests jointly with Christ, whereas according to
    our Epistle the Savior’s priesthood is something unique and incommunicable (cf., however, 13:15,
    “Through Him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of lips
    which make confession to his name”).
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