……the Mystery of God: of both the Father and the Son…..the best is yet to come!

We in Western Christianity are inclined to presume that the Christian Religion and the Church, over the last 2000 years have God and Jesus Christ, all figured out!

That we already understand all the implications and relevance of His Incarnation into humanity as the Son of God, His vicarious Death on the Cross, His Resurrection, Ascension and Glorification into the Divine Godhead as the Son of Man.

Has this mindset not perhaps caused Christianity to stagnate and the Gospel to lose its relevance? 

Yet, if the ridiculous presumption that mankind has nothing more to learn, and has already obtained complete knowledge and understanding were to be applied to any other field of study or area of life outside of Religion, it would be seen as utter foolishness, perhaps the epitome of human pride!

If the staggering,  leaping and literally ‘mind blowing’  recent advances made in technology, communication , medicine and science is anything to go by, man’s capacity for intelligent perception and his intellectual ability to  interpret God’s created universe is far from exhausted.

If this ongoing and progressive revelation applies to man’s understanding of God’s creation, isn’t it then the height of audacity to presume that man’s religious mind has already figured out the Creator Himself?

What about the most dramatic and significant events in human history? Do we presume to fully appreciate and understand their spiritual and practical implications?

Do we really fully grasp and appreciate the fact that God humiliated Himself and became a mere man in order to redeem man?

What does it mean that the Light of the World has already come into the earth, and that He is in fact the Light that enlightens every man, not just some?

What are the implications of the fact that God was personally present in Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary, reconciling the entire Cosmos to Him?

What is the significance for the entire human race, that one of our own; the man Jesus of Nazareth, bodily ascended into Heaven, and was absorbed and glorified within the Godhead. And that forever and eternity, within God, there now exists, in the ‘power of an indestructible life’ a living human being, as the only mediator between God and all of mankind!

I have become persuaded that despite the efforts of some of the greatest minds, the huge scholastic efforts of many over the centuries, and despite the vast body of knowledge available within Christianity, we have not yet fathomed the depth of the Mystery of God: both of the Father and of the Son!

Before Jesus came, no human had ever seen God. Humanity knew about the existence of God, but could and did not know or even slightly comprehend the nature of God. Our 2000 year history and what we know about God thus far, is but a mere blip on the radar screen of an Eternal God.

Perhaps, the Church, those in Christian Religion and the World at large, have up to now mostly had limited knowledge ‘about’ God and ‘about’ Christ. We have mostly perceived and venerated the Living God as the God of the Christians only, and Jesus Christ as merely the Saviour and Icon of the Christian Church.

We have yet to fully grasp the grand vision of Jesus Christ as the Cosmic and Universal Lord and Saviour of all mankind! 

Jesus Christ was God’s Self-disclosure to all humanity!

I say we have not yet scratched the surface of the knowledge and wisdom of God as revealed in Jesus Christ!

I believe the best is yet to come!

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4 responses to “……the Mystery of God: of both the Father and the Son…..the best is yet to come!

  • Alicia

    Oh yes, I believe the best is still yet to come. Amen!

  • God Light Screen

    […] ……the Mystery of God: of both the Father and the Son…..the best is … Do we really fully grasp and appreciate the fact that God humiliated Himself and became a mere man in order to redeem man? What does it mean that the Light of the World has already come into the earth, and that He is in Humanity knew about the existence of God but could and did not know or even slightly comprehend the nature of God Our 2000 year history and what we know about God thus far, is but a mere blip on the radar screen of an Eternal God […]

  • John Varnadore

    the questions you are asking, I am finding out that these things are so correct, GOD has redeemed ALL unto himself, the light is in every man, we were created from above, this is what it means to be born again, in you thinking we must know this fact, not just being born on this earth.

  • loveaskswhy

    My spirit leapt when I read this post! Yes! I have been saying over and over that we have only scratched the surface in “knowing HIM and the power of His resurrection”! But because the Church has arrogantly assumed that the cross, the resurrection and the ascension are merely givens, simple historical facts that are a door that we move through in order to first, go to heaven, second, attain spiritual status as God’s elect here on earth, and third, to enter into all kinds of supernatural experiences, the real treasure is passed over. Jesus is not the threshhold that we pass over to learn about or find the way the truth and the life – He IS the Way, the Truth and the Life! He is our life! How short we have sold Him, His sacrifice, and what He has given us! What a travesty!

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