Can We Really Know God?


My son received a new video game system this Christmas.

Subsequently, he spent a massive fair amount of time over his school break playing one of his new games.

As a mom, I felt some tension in wanting to limit his screen time, hoping he would do something more “constructive”.  At the same time, I understood.

Can we REALLY know God? Is it possible to have a personal relationship with Him? If so, how can we know Him? This article will address and answer all of these questions. Why not stop by for the discussion?

 

I understood because I was the same age he is now when I got the first Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas. 

It came with a game called, Super Mario Bros.

Middle school had me spending hours in front of the TV; controller gripped tightly in hand until I knew exactly where every secret brick and every warp pipe was located in that virtual world.  Once I rescued Princess Toadstool, I lost interest and quit playing.

I’ve seen my son do the same thing with his games.  They only hold their appeal until he masters them.

A video game is a simplistic (especially in the case of 1980’s games) example of something that is finite.

According to the Oxford dictionary, finite is an adjective that means, “Limited in size or extent”.

It’s possible, theoretically, to eventually KNOW everything there is to know about something that is finite.   Every part of this world is finite.

But God is infinite.

He is the ONLY one who can claim that.

 “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! 

  How vast is the sum of them! 

  If I would count them, they are more than the sand. 

  I awake, and I am still with you.” Psalm 139:17-18 

God is infinite in his greatness, his love, power, wisdom, and so forth.

Can we really KNOW God? 

Follow me over to my friend Dawn’s blog to get that answer!

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Each week, we will highlight and explain a core doctrine. Then, we will pose the question, “Why does this matter to you and me?”

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For the purposes of the study, our main texts will be first, the Bible, of course, and Wayne Grudem’s classic, Systematic Theology:  An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.

It is our prayer that by the end of 2017, we will all find more delight in understanding what we believe and why we believe it.

“…YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” LUKE 10:27 (ESV)


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7 thoughts on “Can We Really Know God?

  1. What a great word about knowing God from my friend Dawn Klinge!
    He is so great, but also wants to be personally involved in our lives and known by us!
    Sure do appreciate the way you point us back to Him~
    Blessings,
    Melanie

  2. Ha, this brought back memories of my Best Friend and I skipping our freshman college course to play Super Mario Brothers. Hopping over to read the rest of this post.

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