I want to use today to summarize the main thought of the past few weeks:
Without the infinite-personal God, the God, who through His existence in the God-Trinity, Father/Son/Holy Spirit, the God of personal unity and diversity, there is no answer to the existence of what exists. The infinite-personal God has spoken, He is there, and He is not silent. There would be no use to having a silent God. We would not know anything about Him. He has spoken and told us what He is and that He existed before all else, and so we have the answer to the existence of what is.
In the Bible, God has revealed to us the truth of existence and meaning to life. He has spoken to us through the creation and existence of the universe and by creating us with unique awareness of the fact that we are created in His image…we are ‘aware’ of these realities.
He is not silent. The reason we have the answer is because the infinite-personal God, has not been silent. He has told us who He is. He is not silent. That is the reason we know. It is because He has spoken. What has He told us? Has He told us only about other things? No, He has told us truth about Himself – and because He has told us truth about Himself – that He is the infinite-personal God – we have the answer to existence.
Man, beginning with himself, can define the philosophical problem of existence, but he cannot generate from himself the answers to the questions. The answer to the question of existence is that the infinite-personal God is there, and that the infinite-personal God is not silent.
We, you and me, are made in His image ‘so that’ we can know Him at a personal level. He has provided a way for us to come to Him and ‘know’ Him and ‘know’ the truth, purpose, and meaning of existence. That ‘way’ is in and through the person of God-the-Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the ‘way’ to know God. 😊
Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – He Is There and He Is Not Silent