Knowing God

By | June 18, 2009

Thought of the day: You can’t know God through facts. You can’t get to God through knowledge, logic, science or reason. Though the gap is small, there is a chasm between facts and God. One may think that if they can only dig a bit deeper, they will find the place where the two connect. “They are so close, surely there must be a connection here eventually!” But the two never meet. That’s not to say God is illogical, unreasonable, untrue, or goes against science, facts and knowledge. It’s simply that you can’t reach God through these.

There is only one way to God, and that is through experience. That experience comes only in and through Christ. You can’t safely observe from the outside and decide if God is real or not, and only then, once you feel confident that he is, join with him. This is the challenge that takes faith. We must decide to take the plunge based on trusting his word and the testimony of others. It is not a blind or completely unreasonable jump, yet there is also not conclusive proof of the reality of what we are getting ourselves into.

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  • I think this is why I’m not very interested in apologetics. Actually, I should put that differently. Apologetics are interesting, but the thing that really bugs me is that it seems that the christians who are into apologetics are all trying to prove or convince people of the reality of God’s truth. People end up debating or arguing ad nauseam, with little ground being made more often than not (in my experience and opinion).

  • tommy

    Hi,

    I agree with you.
    and that’s why i think Jesus said that the people will know God and His love by seeing us christians LIVING and loving each others.

    John 17: “… 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent… 20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will[e] believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

    Tommy AB