Can We Really Know God?

God is incomprehensible being.

John Calvin stated, “The finite cannot grasp the infinite.”

Ulrich Zwingli said, “Of ourselves, we are as ignorant with respect to the nature of God as is the beetle with respect to the nature of man.”

God is above our imagination, our language, and our comprehension.

God is incomprehensible or unknowable in many ways.

Romans 11:33     Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

God is an accommodating educator.

It is true that the “finite cannot grasp the infinite,” but it is also true that the Infinite One can convey truth to the finite.

God chooses to draw near and do so.

God utilizes human language.  (Anthropomorphic language, using human attributes to describe himself.)

Here we see the missionary proximity and cultural relevance of God.

Therefore, we cannot know God fully, but we can know God truly.

Deuteronomy 29:29     The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.