Regarding the doctrine of reconciliation, this article notes the contemporary shift in focus from a strictly personal and religious sense to teh significance of reconciliation of social relationships. While not dismissing the need for this aspect in the doctrine, the author argues that the core focus must be upon the redemptive work of Christ.
The authority of Scripture should be carefully distinguished from the authority itself and what theologians say about it. On this same subject, one must be clear about the nature and purpose of Scripture, bearing in mind what may be raised as inconsistencies, contradictions, and incompatibilities that may face us. This article is a careful consideration of the doctrine of the inspiration and authority of Scripture.
This is an introduction to the central theme of Jesus’ ministry according to the Synoptic Gospels, the coming of the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven. Ridderbos also gives an overview of the fierce controversies over the character of this kingdom as it occurred in the first half of the twentieth century.