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The God Who Is—The Holy Trinity
“Douglas F. Kelly is one of the English-speaking world’s leading Reformed theologians. Here we begin to enjoy the fruits of his labors. What a feast it is. Few Protestant theologians in our day know the terrain of the doctrine of the Trinity, and the Person of Christ, as well as Professor Kelly… He is at his best when opening up to us the unrealized importance and glory of these foundational truths about our Savior God. For those who yearn for an orthodox Reformed catholicity, Kelly shows the way forward.” (Ligon Duncan)
The Beauty of Christ: A Trinitarian Vision
“Among the several systematic theologies that have recently been released, Doug Kelly’s three-volume work deserves special attention. It is comprehensive in its coverage of the doctrinal issues, and it combines exegesis with careful analysis of the historical and present-day theological literature. Volume Two, The Beauty of Christ: a Trinitarian Vision, is now available, and its approach to Christology is striking indeed. Quite remarkably, and delightfully, it organizes the biblical teaching under the category of “beauty”––the beauty of three divine persons united to one another in love.” (John Frame)
A: The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God (Rom. 1:19–20; Ps. 19:1–3; Acts 17:28); but His word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal Him unto men for their salvation (1 Cor. 2:9–10; 2 Tim. 3:15–17; Isa. 59:21).
“According to the New Testament, communion with God or faith in God is dependent upon the doctrine of his existence. But it is dependent upon other doctrines in addition to that. ‘He that cometh to God,’ says the Epistle to the Hebrews, ‘must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.’ In this latter part of the sentence, we have, expressed in a concrete way, the great truth of the personality of God. What we have is a presentation of what the Bible elsewhere calls the ‘living’ God. God not only exists, but is a free Person who can act. The same truth appears with even greater clearness in the third verse of the same great chapter. ‘Through faith we understand,’ says the author, ‘that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.’ Here we have, expressed with a clearness that leaves nothing to be desired, the doctrine of creation out of nothing, and that doctrine is said to be received by faith. It is the same doctrine that appears in the first verse of the Bible, ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,’ and that really is presupposed in the Bible from beginning to the end.” (J. Gresham Machen)