Monday, August 04, 2014

The purpose matters

[W]e dare not come to the place where we let the Scripture become something we control instead of the Word of God being something that controls us. All unwittingly, the text has become an end in itself for us to study, master and control, instead of a means for an encounter with God.— Lectures in Old Testament Theology, page 458

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An appropriate final excerpt from the book. I hope you have enjoyed the excerpts from the book; it definitely would be worth your effort to read the whole thing. If you want to read more of Kinlaw, I would suggest We Live As Christ or The Mind of Christ. Both are transcriptions of lecture series that he gave.

He is best when lecturing. He only wrote one or two books as books—the rest are transcriptions of his lectures. The books he wrote as books don't have the same feel to them and I wouldn't recommend them.
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