Daily Good News – God: For Real

Jul 25, 2015 1002

 

So, are we are free to create God in our own image?

God forever obliterated any validity to that kind of thinking when He broke into this world in a real, objective, temporal and historical sense in the person of Jesus Christ, who came in the flesh to show us what God is like. God did this not in an abstract, intellectual sense, but by living among us for decades – as a totally objective revelation of God.

That’s why knowing God is totally by faith. Our own experiences, upbringing, education, and culture are largely subjective things – they require no faith. But believing in what God is like requires faith, because faith requires an object. And God has provided it in the person of His Son Jesus Christ. And that’s why salvation can only be totally by faith in what Jesus Christ has done – actually, historically, and objectively. That’s the basis of peace and assurance – the only basis there can be.

And because knowing what God is like requires faith, God often has to uproot our understanding of Him from our family, from our education, from our experiences, and sometimes even from our church. You see God doing that time and time again in the Bible; He does it time and time again in our lives.

Because to know God means salvation. And God desperately wants us to know Him – not the God of our culture, not the God of tradition, not the God of our religion – but Jesus Christ who gave His life for you. May your understand of God expand eternally, so that you will see His love and mercy break every boundary and every barrier in your life too!

 

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