A Jagged Contention: God Preached and Not Preached

2013, CARIBBEAN, SPOT X, BENNY B

“We have to argue in one way about God or the will of God as preached, revealed, offered, and worshiped, and in another way about God as he is not preached, not revealed, not offered, not worshiped. To the extent, therefore, that God hides himself and wills  to be unknown to us, it is no business of ours. For here the saying truly applies, ‘Things above us are no business of ours.'”

– Martin Luther, “Bondage of the Will” (170)


Question:

Luther makes the assertion that a viable doctrine of God makes a distinction between God not preached and God preached. Do you agree with him in the necessity of keeping this distinction in our theologizing?

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