Who is God?

I have spoken before of common language and thought in regards to “God”.

As Christians we need to be aware that this “shared space” is in some ways a Christian witness due to North America and Europe’s history yet in many other ways it is Anathema.

For instance let me ask the question “Can you talk about God without Jesus Christ?”

The answer may transcend “yes” and “no” categories.

We may have to stop thinking of God in a remote eternity and always remember him in history.  A God who is temporal, yet overcomes temporal contingencies.

“God’s being can thus be described as a kind of being-towards-resurrection; the resurrection of Jesus is the goal of God’s eternal self-determining action. In this historical (or better, this history-creating) event, God becomes what God eternally is – and this is just because God eternally is what he becomes in this event.”

-Adam Eitel/Benjamin Myers

“Is there a logos asarkos?” We may have to stop asking questions like this or at least have answers that always incorporate the Gospel witness.

For who would the logos asarkos be if not Jesus Christ?

“Anyone who really talks of the Trinity talks of the cross of Jesus, and does not speculate in heavenly riddles.”

—Jürgen Moltmann, The Crucified God (London: SCM, 1974), p. 207.

So remember if you are speaking of God do not speak of him like you would in a remote philosophical discourse.  Speak of him as he is and has revealed himself.

The truth will set you free 🙂




About The Smiling Pilgrim

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." -- 1 John 4:7 A simple man exploring the mysteries of love - TSP
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3 Responses to Who is God?

  1. God becomes, or we know God better? We see God in crucifixion and resurrection, and cannot explain the full meaning. There is that Act, and the preaching and stories, too.


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