We Can Know God

If there is anything this post-modern culture that we live in is sure of it is that you cannot be absolutely sure of anything. You can believe in many things. You can be passionate about a lot of things, but nothing can be known absolutely, especially in the area of spirituality and morality.

I discovered this quote by Gandhi that serves to emphasize the almost universal uncertainty that is associated with religious belief of any kind. When he was asked why he tried to persuade people of his political beliefs, but not his religious beliefs, he said this – “In the realm of the political and social and economic, we can be sufficiently certain to convert; but in the realm of religion there is not sufficient certainty to convert anybody and therefore, there can be no conversions in religions.”

The post-modern view of God–that is if there is a God–is that nothing certain can be known about God and you certainly cannot know Him personally. Let me make a concession here. If the Bible is not God’s word and if God has not spoken to us and revealed Himself through His word, then the post-modernist is absolutely right.

But the idea that we cannot know God is simply not true. The Bible says in Jeremiah 9:23-24: “This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom or the mighty man and his might, or the rich man and his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know Me and understand that I am the LORD… I, the LORD, have spoken!'”

God not only says that we can know Him, but that we can brag about it! Now if the biblical world view is true, then we can know God personally. We can know God eternally and we can know that we know God now and forever. I find it incredible that God not only says that we can know Him, but that we can indeed boast about it!

–James Merritt

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