Can we define God? March 9, 2005Posted by roopster in Bible, Christianity, faith, God, Religion, spirituality, Theology, Uncategorized.
How can one define God? The very definition of God is a being who is infinite. How can we define infinity? For generations we have struggled to define God. Over the years, each culture has developed their own view of God. The God as defined by a small group of desert nomads in the Middle East dominates the Western World. However, is this who God really is?
Every definition of God can and will solicit questions. In this blog, I will attempt to raise many of those questions, not to disprove God, but to show that whatever definition we can come up with, it is impossible to create a nice little package that explains it all. In fact, I have spent a lot of time trying to package God into a formula that is logical and consistent. No matter what, I’m always left over with a few pieces of the puzzle that doesn’t fit anywhere.
In the end, I gave up and decided we will never really know. I was taught that faith is a “knowing.” However, I’ve discovered that faith is really a choice that we make to believe in something in spite of a lack of evidence or in spite of an abundance of factors we cannot explain.
Some days, it’s easier to believe than others. Some days the evidence points to one definition and the next it changes.
The ironic thing is that many may view me as being lost. However, I believe I’m closer to the truth now that I’ve decided that I’ll really never discover the truth in this lifetime.