The mystery of the gospel

Here is another quote from Karl Barth that will preach anywhere.

“The gospel is not the mystery of incomprehensible darkness (as it has often been for the orthodox) but the mystery of incomprehensible light. It is not that we see so little of what God has done that we are puzzled, but that in the light of God’s revelation in Christ we see so much of what God has done that we are dazzled.”

Source:  From CD II/2, quoted in John D. Godsey, “Reminisces of Karl Barth,” Princeton Seminary Bulletin (2002):  324.






2 responses to “The mystery of the gospel”

  1. Elden Stielstra

    One of those things I wish I had said.

  2. Paul J

    Thanks for rehabilitating Barth for us.

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