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The Bible is not a collection of detached moral teachings, but a coherent story of God's redemption of His people.

Herman Bavinck, The Doctrine of God, 1913

The authority of the Bible is not dependent on human opinions or interpretations, but on the fact that it is the Word of God.

Herman Bavinck, The Inspiration of the Bible, 1906

Faith is not a mere intellectual assent to the truth of the Bible, but a trust in the God of the Bible and obedience to His will.

Herman Bavinck, The Knowledge of God, 1911

The gospel is not a message of human achievement or self-improvement, but of God's grace and salvation through Jesus Christ.

Herman Bavinck, The Gospel of the Holy Spirit, 1908

The Bible is not a book of science or history, but a revelation of God's character and plan for humanity.

Herman Bavinck, The Bible and Modern Science, 1909

The Christian life is not a matter of human effort or willpower, but of dependence on the Holy Spirit and obedience to God's Word.

Herman Bavinck, The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Christian, 1912

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Herman Bavinck was a Dutch Reformed theologian and author who lived from 1854 to 1921. He was a leading figure in the Dutch Reformed Church and is widely regarded as one of the most important Protestant theologians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Bavinck was a prolific writer, and his most well-known works include his four-volume magnum opus, "Reformed Dogmatics," as well as numerous articles and essays on topics such as theology, philosophy, and ethics. His work continues to be studied and discussed by scholars and theologians today.



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