The Irony Of Edom In The Book Of Obadiah

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The case of Edom represents a prime example. This is what it is in the book of Obadiah (3,4) the arrogance of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rock, in the loftiness of your dwelling place, who say in your heart, who will bring me down to hearth? Though you build high like an eagle. Though you set your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down”, declares the lord. According to Berkouwer, Sola-fide banishes all self-praise, not only in the beginning but throughout the life of sanctification. Luther answers the question of praise for all believers at all times by saying: “be diligent in the works of your earthly calling as commanded of God, but after having first strengthened, by the consideration

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