Who Is God?

Mankind must wrestle with the question, "Who is God?" This is not the exclusive domain of ivory tower philosophers: it is a question for every person to answer. In fact, the response that we give constitutes the very meaning we attach to life. The only way to rightly know ourselves is to firstly know God. As John Calvin eloquently put it, "It is certain that man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God's face, and then descends from contemplating him to scrutinize himself."

Some claim atheism, that God does not exist. The Bible's assessment of such persons pierces like a sword: "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'" (Psalm 53:1).

Others profess agnosticism, being convinced that even if God exists, He is an unknowable mystery. For them any evidence for the existence of God is inconclusive. Again the Bible speaks sharply: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them." (Romans 1:18-20).

To deny God or to ignore Him is simply - sin. And according to the Bible, sin leads to death. But Jesus says, "This is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3).

Bible-believing Christians profess faith in the one true God. This God has revealed Himself in the creation and, in a special way, in the Scriptures, which declare the history of redemption fulfilled in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God, who was far off from us because of our sin, has drawn near to us in saving grace in Christ. We believe God has made Himself known in Christ. We profess we know God, and at the same time we profess that He is gloriously incomprehensible, far beyond our ability to imagine or think: "Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable" (Psalm 154:3).

Do you know Him as your God? Eternal life is to know God and to enjoy Him forever. Will you worship Him with us?


GRACE ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1419 Beaver Road, Osborne, Sewickley, PA 15143
Church 412-741-3430 * R. Daniel Knox, Pastor 724-251-9092
Lord's Day Worship: 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
OPC website: www.opc.org

 

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