DOCTRINE OF GOD: Paterology, (Theology Proper, Theology of God the Father)
“God is a personal being, self-existent, with a life, consciousness, and will of his own, not confined to nature but exalted high above it, the Creator of heaven and earth.”
━━ Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 2 (Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2004), 33.
Religion, the fear of God, must therefore be the element which inspires and animates all theological investigation. That must be the pulse beat of the science. A theologian is a person who makes bold to speak about God because he speaks out of God and through God. To profess theology is to do holy work. It is a priestly ministration in the house of the Lord. It is itself a service of worship, a consecration of mind and heart to the honor of His name.
- Herman Bavinck