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What Can We Know About God?

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Lesson

Although we cannot by searching find out God, yet God has revealed himself to us in ways that we can understand. Since we are creatures made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), it is possible for us to have some understanding of the God who made us. God has revealed himself by means of human language, and so long as we realize that human language is a true, but inadequate, vehicle for communicating the reality of God, we can make some progress in understanding. God has graciously accommodated himself to our feeble and sinful minds by speaking to us in a personal revelation, and so we must remember that the person himself is greater than the revelation. Provided we remember that he is greater than our understanding, and that human words cannot do justice to him, we can still say much about him.

Outline

1. Introduction

2. God in three persons (Ephesians 1:3-14)

A. Biblical references

B. Analogies

C. "Persons"

3. God is Spirit (John 4:24)

A. Negative

B. Positive

4. God is love (1 John 4:8)

A. erōs

B. agapē

5. God is light (1 John 1:5)

A. God is holy and righteous

B. The expression of God’s holiness and righteousness is moral law

C. Sin separates us from God