I generally appreciate and greatly profit from McGrath’s writings. His Oxford Evangelicalism always seems a bit too Anglican, but on most matters of theology he has been good. This basic book on the trinity is a book you might want to give a skeptic who is not sure whether he can believe in such an understanding of God. It is written more for the seeker than for the theologian. It is filled with helpful analogies and illustrations which sometimes slow learners need. An additional help in the book is the early chapter on atheism and the basic 20th century attacks on the Bible and theology. Especially instructive was Karl Marx’s rejection of capitalism and his subsequent antipathy toward any belief in man’s conscience and self-government. A minor negative in the book is McGrath’s failure to separate Tertullian from the modalistic teaching of Sabellianism which pictured the trinity as three masks worn by an actor.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Anointing With OilMarch 28, 2015
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, […]