Thursday, June 3, 2010

God outside the Box

In yesterday's post entitled
God in a box,
I wrote a little about His creation of the universe and our shortcomings as humans to comprehend Him. If you didn't read it, I suggest you do that first before reading this article. But that's ok if you don't want to. You'll be missing out on a little. This article today is really Part 2 of that article from yesterday.

So, to conclude yesterday's article and segue into today's I will say that we don't want to confine our wonderful creator to the small box of our limited understanding or to false religion. Let's get True Faith!

"17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." -Romans 10:17

What do I mean when I say "God outside the box?" In the light of the analogy that I used yesterday, I am trying to describe how mankind has limited his own understanding of God. God really can't be limited or controlled, but it can seem that way to those who don't understand. If you have God in a box like man-made religion, only you can change that by changing your thinking. So what is He really like? Let's take a look at Jesus, since He is the true Son of God.

The miracles of Jesus: How did Jesus do the miracles? How did He walk on water, or raise the dead? How did He multiply the loaves and the fishes, or calm the storm? How did He ascend into heaven?

It is much simpler than we think. ...He created all the laws of physics and mathematical possibility etc. So those laws don't have power over Him. He is not confined to the laws of the physical universe the same way we are! The laws of the universe are not "boundaries" to Him! So for Him, it is natural to do what we mere mortals consider to be "miracles!" What we call "supernatural" is God's normal everyday nature! When He raised Lazarus from the dead,: "25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" -John 11:25

How does God overcome these boundaries and laws that limit us? The same way He created those boundaries and laws. ...By faith!

We need to see and recognize that this is God's true nature. When we get a hold of this reality and choose to Believe our faith then begins to grow!

"6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." -Hebrews 11:6

For those skeptics who say the miracles of Jesus in the bible are fake or are made up, or they say things like "prove it!", to them I would say: "faith is the key."

"1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." -Hebrews 11:1 and...

"...blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." -John 20:29

When our faith is in God where it belongs instead of false religions, then God for us is no longer in a box! God is outside the box. In fact, He is bigger and His faith is bigger than the vast universe and our understanding of it! And He is faith. Even so, His understanding is imparted to us through our faith that He has given us, and by the study of His Word.

Romans 10:13

"13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." -Romans 10:13