|Mercy Street Church of Christ
Christians or Athenians?
'Revelation' describes the initiative God took to unveil or
disclose himself. It is a humbling word. It presupposes
that in his infinite perfections God is altogether beyond
the reach of our finite minds. Our mind cannot penetrate
his mind. We have no ability to read his thoughts.
Indeed, his thoughts are as much higher than our thoughts
as the heavens are higher than the earth (Is. 55:9).
Consequently, we would know nothing about God if he had not
chosen to make himself known. Without revelation we would
not be Christians at all but Athenians, and all the world's
altars would be inscribed 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD' (Acts 17:23).
But we believe God has revealed himself, not only in the
glory and order of the created universe, but supremely in
Jesus Christ his incarnate Word, and in the written Word
which bears a comprehensive and variegated witness to him.
grace and peace to you,
For Mercy Street Ministries, I'm Stan Baldwin.
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