“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” John 1:18
LIGHT FOR NOW: You cannot search God out; and God cannot be discovered.
In our studies this month (as we had said previously), we would be investigating the person of God. Questions like:
- Can God be known or can He not be known?
- Can man discover God or is it God that reveals Himself to man?
- Will God reveal Himself to man or has He revealed Himself to man; and if He has, then when can we find His perfect revelation?
- What about men’s assumption on the personality of God?
- What have men accredited to God what is not God (especially in the Old Testament books)?
That said, it’s been established that all through the ages, man has always sought to discover God. That is why today, man in the science community has developed theories about God. Man with all his intellectual capacity, with all his inventions and discoveries has tried to find God out or discover God. But can man discover God? Recall, we’ve said that science and God are not always two opposites. However, there is the “how to approach science and the scriptures”. We’ve even said that the fact that the bible is documented is possible because of science, but this does not mean that the bible is a scientific book or a book that can be used to back up scientific claims. Note the difference, the bible is not a book on science, but its documentation availability and reachability were made possible by science. Don’t forget that we are looking at the revelation of God in Christ. Now let’s start with the question; can man know God or discover God? Without much ado, man cannot discover God.
Nobody can find God out by science; not even by psychology or philosophy; not even by religion. God cannot be searched out. You cannot embark on a research to discover God and you succeed in it because God cannot be discovered. Theories and postulations still cannot be used to know who he is. That is why it is because of man’s search and research on this area that has generated questions like:
- Who is God?
- Where does He come from?
- Where is God’s origin?
Just imagine man (the created) trying to track out the origin of God (His creator). In fact, in subsequent studies we will see if the above three questions are valid. Hallelujah!
PRAYER: Understanding is given me, in Jesus Name, Amen!!
QUOTE: God cannot be found out by postulations of men.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: GENESIS CHAPTER 2