The Doctrine of the Word of God
John M. Frame
John Frame's A Theology of Lordship series has been greeted with acclaim, The Doctrine of God receiving an ECPA Gold Medallion Award. This fourth and final volume in the series discusses God's word in modern theology and how God's word comes to us as his controlling power, meaningful authority, and personal presence.
Dr. Frame says that God's speech to man is real—like one person speaking to another. "God speaks so that we can understand him and respond appropriately. Appropriate responses are of many kinds: belief, obedience, affection, repentance, laughter, pain, sadness, and so on. God's speech is often propositional: God's conveying information to us. But it is far more than that. It includes all the features, functions, beauty, and richness of language that we see in human communication, and more. So the concept I wish to defend is broader than the 'propositional revelation' that we argued so ardently forty years ago, though propositional revelation is part of it. My thesis is that God's word, in all its qualities and aspects, is a personal communication from him to us."
“I thank God for raising up John Frame in our day. We are the wiser, the more biblical, and the healthier because of it. And because he has written so deeply and so well about such great truths about a great God, this will, I believe, be the testimony of generations to come.”
—John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis
“John Frame’s course on the doctrine of the Word of God had a profound influence on me as a student at Westminster Seminary in 1971, and it has signifi¬cantly affected my understanding of theology for my entire life.”
—Wayne Grudem, Phoenix Theological Seminary
“The fourth volume in John Frame’s Theology of Lordship series, The Doctrine of the Word of God, is the best of them—and that is high praise.”
—D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“In my estimation, there has never been a book that deals with the Word of God so carefully, thoroughly, and practically. You will never forget this book.”
—Richard L. Pratt Jr., Third Millennium Ministries