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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