Friday, February 26, 2016

Probing God

So to wrap up that last blog, its time for Know thy God.

A lot of this has to do with my post just a little a while ago, about asking questions. The key is that you cannot let questions about God, the Bible, souls, Jesus, or salvation go unanswered. These questions are more important than any other questions there are; these questions deal with eternity.

That's kinda a while.

And you have to know what's going to be happening for that while. It's not the kinda thing you can just put off for later; "Oh, I'll just think about whether or not I'll be around for forever some other time, it doesn't really sound important." That's clearly ridiculous.

And it's exactly what Satan wants. He wants you to be complacent, and just accept things as they come. He wants you to think that eternity is a problem that can be left for later -- you know, after you type that paper, or beat that level, or text that friend.

But it can't.

I don't think any question about God is too small or too big (other than the patently ridiculous, such as the rock He can't move or whatever).

Do you wonder if animals have souls? Seek an answer. You may not find a clear one, but to just ignore the question is very similar to what many do about human souls.

Do you wonder about how the Trinity really works? Seek answers. I really don't like when people say, "I will never understand x about God!" because it can seem like they are dodging questions. They aren't necessarily, and there are certainly things we cannot truly understand about God, but that is no excuse not to try. After all, "Nothing is impossible through Christ who strengthens me" (Phil 4:13).

That is why I like to theorize about time (see my post about the time/space bubble). I cannot on this Earth come to understand exactly how time works, but I can progress closer to God's truth about time. Just because the ideal is impossible does not give anyone an excuse not to strive towards it.

So don't let anyone tell you a question about God is too small or too big, or unimportant. If it concerns the nature of the all-powerful, eternal, omnipresent God, then it's worth seeking an answer. If you seek in prayer and in wisdom, the Counselor given to us, the Hagios Pnuema, the Spirit that lives in us, can lead us into truth, and knowledge of The Truth.

Song of the Day: The Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns

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