The Christian's God and Universe

This is not an age of atheism but rather of genuine inquiry after spiritual truth. As two thousand years ago, people are asking, What is truth? What is absolute reality? What is God? Men are searching for a conception of Deity which can be apprehended by, and which is satisfying to, individual thought. Today, as three thousand and more years ago, in the days of Moses, professing monotheists should be asking whether they understand, keep, and live the First Commandment.

Do all Christians truly practice this commandment and believe God to be the only power, the only source of intelligence—to be what the Bible describes as Spirit, Love, Life? Do they accept these terms as referring to the one sole infinite, eternal, almighty Deity?

The difficulty in which many find themselves is due to the fact that orthodoxy has often preferred an incomprehensible to a comprehensible Deity. Jesus told us that life eternal is to know and understand God. Yet, like the men of Athens, many still worship an "unknown God," and so accept as real a conception of the creator which is mysterious, inconsistent, cruel, unattractive, and illogical.

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