Pastor Roy McGarry
on May 19, 2022
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Christian theology teaches that God in His essential nature is both inscrutable and ineffable.
This by simple definition means that He is incapable of being searched into or understood and that He cannot tell forth or utter what He is. This inability lies not in God but in the limitations of our creaturehood. “Why asketh thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” (Judges 13:18). Only God knows God in any final meaning of the word “know.” “Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11).
To the average Christian today this may sound strange, if not downright confusing, for the temper of religious thinking in our times is definitely not theological. We may live out a full lifetime and die without once having our minds challenged by the sweet mystery of the Godhead if we depend upon the churches to do the challenging. They are altogether too busy playing with shadows and getting “adjusted” to one thing and another, to spend much time thinking about God. It might be well, therefore, to consider for a moment longer the divine inscrutability.
God in His essential being is unique in the only sense that word will bear. That is, there is nothing conceived by the mind because He is “altogether other” than anything with which we have had experience before. The mind has no material with which to start. No man has ever entertained a thought which can be said to describe God in any but the vaguest and most imperfect sense. Where God is known at all it must be otherwise than by our creature-reason.
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Dan F Jones Sr
Amen
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Jeff Mason
Amen 🙏✝️🙏✝️🙏
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Lee Goodman
Absolutely!
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Donna Kerwin
Even the word God is limiting God. To understand God is to not understand God. He's the Alpha and the Omega there are no ends.
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