Thursday, January 06, 2011

Access to God

“The God of the NT is not accessible primarily or more fully through speculative reason, contemplation of nature, feats of ascetical effort, or mystical prowess. For instance, Paul writes that, although the creation bears the marks of the power and divinity of 'God,' human perversity (which extends even to cognitive faculties) typically yields a distorted perception and response to these things (Rom 1:18-21). In short, humans readily see thing to fear or adore in nature, but the typical result is idolatry rather than a correct recognition of the one true God.”—God in New Testament Theology, page 35

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Not much has changed in 2000 years, has it?
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