Can God Be Known?

Pastor Frank DeFusco

Pastor Frank DeFusco

According to the Bible, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. We read in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.” The psalmist is saying that like any great artist, you can know the Creator by His signature on His creation. God is eternal, all powerful, and all knowing, as seen in the seemingly infinite vastness and complexity of the universe, which includes our earth and all living things upon it.

Orthodox Christianity proclaims that God is triune in nature. Consisting of three persons in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Do we find that triune signature anywhere in His creation? How about the concept that we exist in the three dimensional universe of space, matter, and time! Within space we have length, width, and height. Within matter we have energy, velocity, and phenomena. And time contains the past, present, and the future. And amazingly, if any part or parts of either three were missing, none of them would exist. Another signature of the triune nature of God, is you have two parts that are invisible (the Father and the Holy Spirit), and one visible, as found in Jesus when He walked the earth in human form. This nature is also found in space, matter, and time. For example, our visible reality only exists in the present. And in matter, it is only the phenomena that is visible. The Bible also teaches that mankind was created in the image of God found in Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And I find it amazing that found in the process of mankind’s procreation is a type of the trinity.

Yes, there are some major differences between God and His creation. A major difference is that God is outside of our three dimensional time, space, and matter reality. And as such, is much more multifaceted than us starting with His infinite love and care for us. And as God related to Isaiah in chapter 55:8-9, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. But mankind thinks that their thoughts and ways are higher than that of their Creator, “professing themselves to be wise, they become fools,” (Romans 1:19-22). But Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; The Spirit of God says, “Come, to all who thirst for His wisdom (Rev. 22:17).

Pastor Frank DeFusco, from Calvary Chapel of Casa Grande, teaches Bible studies held in the Cheyenne Room of the Ranch House.