God's Personal Nature

April 4, 2019

“Faith is not logical certainty but a personal relationship, and because this personal relationship is as yet incomplete in each of us and needs to continually develop further, it is by no means impossible for faith to coexist with doubt…Yet doubt does not in itself signify a lack of faith. It may mean the opposite – that our faith is alive and growing…Faith is not the supposition that something might be true, but the assurance that someone is there.” (Dynamis 2/9/10, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware)

 

“But what is the importance of this plurality of God’s being? It’s important because we believe that all of existence springs from this divine love. “We live in a Trinitarian Universe, one where infinite energy of a personal nature is the ultimate reality.” “…the living dynamic activity of love has been going on in God forever and has created everything else.” In other words, God’s very way of being is life and He creates life out of love. We are part of that life and love and can grow in union with God if we choose. (Sacramental Living, Dallas Willard, C.S. Lewis)

 

“God is not some far distant deity who set the world in motion and then went about His business. Instead, He is deeply involved in the lives of the people He created and loves us so much that He came down from His high position to save us (Phil. 2:5–9).” (Foundation Study Bible, Psalms 113:6)

 

“The problem with trying to explain God’s personal nature to someone, especially someone who is suffering, is just that. His personal nature can’t be explained only experienced. Therefore it’s probably best to share your experience of God, that is tell your story, and let someone else draw their own conclusion, rather than trying to convince them of God’s personal nature through logic and discourse.” (Sacramental Living Blog)

 

"Ultimately the mystery of the Holy Trinity cannot be explained; it can only be experienced." (Archimandrite Sergius)

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