Thursday, September 07, 2006
The trouble is with the knees
We should not be surprised that God's revelation of himself dwarfs our capacity to take it in. God's Word is filled with infinities and immensities. This is no more so than with the revelation of God's being and Triune nature. Revelation sets the boundaries of orthodoxy and sets the framework and limits to our abilities to comprehend the Triune God and his works.
"When men approach God's truth with a haughty attitude, they often decide that particular elements of that truth are not "suitable" to them, so they "modify" the message of the faith to fit their own notions. Since the Trinity is the highest of God's revelations concerning himself, it is hardly surprising to discover that many groups deny it...An unwillingness to worship God as God has revealed himself lies behind every denial of the Trinity that appears down through history. We want a God we can fit in a box, and the eternal, Triune God does not fit that mold".
James White, The Forgotten Trinity, p. 20-21