The Hidden God

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@badfish (208)
United States
December 4, 2009 12:55am CST
This is the human experience, according to the christian Faith; even God's general revelation is perverted by man to hide God. God reveals himself in life and man sees death; God reveals himself in law and Man sees only punishment; God reveals love and man sees wrath; God reveals beauty and man sees ugliness. Nature shows not the true God but the Deus absconditus the Hidden God. Man's perversion of general revelation creates the situation which makes necessary the special revelation of God in Jesus Christ. According to clasical protestism there is no continuity between the religion of man and the revelation of God.
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@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
4 Dec 09
Reading your comments I am kind of reminded of fractal theories and how cycles perpetuate never ending. I was discussing something like this the other day with a friend of mine who is Muslim. We were talking about prophecies and how maybe they aren't meant just for one moment in time but always and how this cycle may be repeated through out history and how time itself seems to be speeding up to some kind of event. He brought up the point that maybe its mans perspective and that the fact that because the population has reached an all time high that these prophesies and events repeat themselves faster, on a fractal curve (or chart) an anomaly would increase the farther out the fractal spread. So if there has been anointed ones in the past could it be that there might be an increase of them in our near future.
@badfish (208)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I have also wondered similar things but not circular rather stages as if culminating into a final revelation.
• Canada
4 Dec 09
The continuity is in that man is writing claims of god's reveal. So really you can't have one without the other. There is no proof that god has revealed himself anywhere. There is only man's perception of it recorded in the written word.
@guizoo (74)
• China
4 Dec 09
I feel guilty in the face of Jesus Christ,my Lord,because I always want the God to help me selfishly. I know the God exert his power all over the world rationally.As human beings ,we should just live with our Jesus Christ,enjoy our lives. Take care, god bless you!