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.
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?
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Join us as we take a clear and practical look at some of the most basic and essential tenants of the Christian life – the doctrines of the faith.
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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