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Knowing God Essay

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In this modern day, many people claim to be Christians, but I believe that there is a distinction between “Christians” and “disciples”. Throughout my day, I’ve realised that almost any person can call themselves Christians, but to be called a disciple is completely different. To call yourself a Christian you carry the gift of salvation with authenticity. A disciple also carries the responsibility of living in holiness. As scripture shows us in Hebrews 12:14 “follow peace with all man, and holiness, without which no man shall see The Lord.” Therefore there are various distinctions between those who claim they are Christian and those who are truly disciples. One value that the disciple must ...view middle of the document...

But then he highlights the fact that we, in some ideal form, do commit a degree of blasphemy by depicting God and Jesus through pictures and statues, which I find quite confounding.

Behold Your God! This segment extracts and explains the characteristics of God. He starts off by stating that we usually grow up being told that the Bible is the Word of God. But we begin to perplex ourselves. Why is this? I believe it is because we tend to seek God with our wisdom and knowledge. We make an effort to understand God, even though scripture states that his ways are not our ways, and his thoughts are not our thoughts. Packer explains that while God gives wisdom on who he is to those who follow him, it will not permit those who have received wisdom to comprehend the entire purpose and will of God. At the end of it all God’s wisdom is far greater than man’s wisdom. J.I. Packer quotes St. John’s statement regarding God’s word and God’s love. ‘God is love’ is not the complete truth about God so far as the Bible is concerned. This statement is quite perplexing but I comprehend why it would stand out to Packer....

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