Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Learning...

God is utterly incomprehensible and every natural attempt to know Him is simply idolatry. All we do as humans is create concepts of a God based on the moral climate of our generation. These days God is "all-loving" and fully accepting of all supposed "good" actions. Many others remember a God who was all-condemning, having no mercy on anyone and sending everyone to hell for any "sinful" action they would commit. These are man-made concepts of God and have no place in our language.

We do however have the opportunity to "press on to know the Lord." But how if He is incomprehensible? How if we are incapable and can only reach idolatrous concepts? The great paradox is solved only by the power of God Himself, linked to man through His Perfect Son, and being fully accomplished by providing man with the indwelling of His Holy Spirit. This is only part of the great glory of Christ. We know Him as Redeemer, Savior, and Friend, but may we open our eyes to the Majestic Christ. The King, who in His all-consuming glory, brings us to true, everlasting and eternal life. This new life in Christ is now governed and guided by the Holy Spirit and it is He who reveals the Father to us. All Three are bound in perfect Tri-Unity. If Christ were any less than God Himself, we could never know the Father because then Jesus would just be giving us a picture of the Idol God. If the Holy Spirit was not God dwelling in us, the God revealed to us would fall infinitely short of the One True God. Thus we know in certainty that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, are One and are all necessary for us to know Our God in heaven, however limited that knowledge may be. I will take this ever brief taste that I know lasts a lifetime than to go an eternity in thirst and anguish.

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness...
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
(Psalm 149:1-2, 6)

1 comment:

  1. "God then is infinite and incomprehensible and all that is comprehensible about Him is His infinity and incomprehensibility. But all that we can affirm concerning God does not shew forth God’s nature, but only the qualities of His nature. For when you speak of Him as good, and just, and wise, and so forth, you do not tell God’s nature but only the qualities of His nature."
    -St. John of Damascus..

    An interesting thought. Nice post..

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