Let’s take a minute this morning and make notice of the word god. There is no word as meaningless as is the word god, without providing it with content and definition. Of itself it means nothing. Like any other word, it is only a linguistic symbol –g—o—d—until content is put into it. This is especially so for the word god, because no other word has been used to convey such absolutely opposite meanings. The mere use of the word god proves nothing. You must put content into it. The word god as such is no answer to the philosophic problem of existence, but the Judeo-Christian content to the word God as given in the Old and New Testaments does meet the need of what exists – the existence of the universe in its complexity and of man as man. And what is that content? It relates to an infinite-personal God who is author and creator of all life and existence, of all things that are. He is there and He is personal and ‘we’ are created to know Him and have a relationship with Him. And ‘that’ is awesome.
Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – He Is There and He Is Not Silent