I read a quote recently that spoke some serious sense to me. It read ‘A God that is discoverable is an idol.’. What a profound sentence. It speaks against the tide of either side of the existense of God debate as well as to Creationists, and spiritual seekers. The God of the New Testament is made more accesible through Jesus, who is God as man. To say that we now know everything about the Almighty makes God less Almighty. God is still as omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient as He has always been and always will. But to say we know everything about God makes God a kind of ‘cat out of the bag’ or a peak that’s been reached.
It’s a little like saying ‘We know everything about philosophy and aristotelian theorists are correct’, or ‘Don’t worry about looking for any neanderthal skeletons. We found them all’.
To quote Socartes: The unexamined life is no life at all. I believe that the church encourages us to deepen our spiritual life, our understanding of the Bible, as well as the depth of Church history and tradition. To have this with the belief of certainty of God’s will, character, and action is to make Bible study, fellowship, and prayer meaningless. To have a heart ready to ‘Seek the LORD and his strength, [to] seek his face continually‘ (1 Chronicles 16:11) is part of how to be a Christian.
A Christian is not someone who lives because God exists. A Christian is someone who lives within an extended family who strive to seek more of the God that Jesus spoke about. To reflect on the words of Jesus is the beginning of the eternal study of God Almighty.