“Redemption Reveals. Revelation Redeems” by Kevin DeYoung

We must not separate redemption from revelation. Both were finished and fulfilled in the Son. The word of God versus the Word of God? The Bible versus Jesus? The Scriptures versus the Son? Hebrews gives no room for these diabolical antitheses. True, the Bible is not Jesus; the Scripture is not the Son. The words of the Bible and the Word made flesh are distinct, but they are also inseparable. Every act of redemption—from the exodus, to the return from exile, to the cross itself—is also a revelation. They tell us something about the nature of sin, the way of salvation, and the character of God. Likewise, the point of revelation is always to redeem. The words of the prophets and the apostles are not meant to make us smart, but to get us saved.  Redemption reveals. Revelation redeems.


–Kevin DeYoung, Taking God At His Word (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway, 2014), 50.

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