The Nature of Words and the Character of God

From Carl Trueman’s Reformation21 post, entitled, “Luther On Being a Theologian II“:

Luther stood at the end of a developing medieval theological tradition
which had slowly but surely eroded the idea that reality was primarily
defined by substances (the innate `whatness’ that things had, in and of
themselves) in favour of the idea that reality was really constituted by
words, primarily the words of God.  For Luther, things are what God says they are, the obvious application of this being justification: the righteous man is not the one whose substance has been made righteous, but the one whom God has declared to be righteous. In speaking that word, God determined the reality. In speaking that word, God revealed himself as having priority, being sovereign, and showing grace.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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