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Quotes of Author: Hendrikus-berkhof

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When certain concepts are ascribed to God, they are thus not used figuratively but in their first and most original sense. God is not “as it were” a father; He is the Father from whom all fatherhood on earth is derived.

When certain concepts are ascribed to God, they are thus not used figuratively but in their first and most original sense. God is not “as it were” a father; He is the Father from whom all fatherhood on earth is derived.

Reference:   Quoted in Donald G. Bloesch, The Battle for the Trinity: The Debate over Inclusive God-Language, Servant, 1985, p. 25.