Sunday, May 26, 2024

Don't explain God today. . .

It is always bad when we go beyond what God said to explain what God was trying to say.  It gets worse when we presume that we must explain God in simplistic terms to make Him and the Christian faith reasonable, understandable, and comprehensible.  Who wants a God who can be explained -- well, those who want to predict Him and therefore control Him might.  In the Athanasian Creed, God is not so much explained or defined as we admit what He is not and who He is not.  But who God is and what He does lies in mystery -- not a puzzle to be unpacked but an awesome truth which we confess and in which we marvel at the mercy.  So read the creeds today and keep yourself from the great temptation to crack His mystery and make Him more like us and therefore able to be manipulated.  Just confess what we must all confess in order that we might be saved.  It is enough.


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