Sketches of God: Introduction

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“To present God in His transcendence”.

Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth,
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried.
He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;
The Holy catholic Church,
the Communion of Saints;
The Forgiveness of sins;
The Resurrection of the body,
And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Curing the Smallness of God

1. Start with God

2. Read Bible with Wonder

3. Learn church history

4. Quit Reducing

5. Contemplate God

What is classic formulation for knowing the essence and character of God?

1. Revelation

2. Negation

3. Heightening

i. Better than the best we know
ii. The best we know
iii. Known by general consent to be something good
iv. Known to be lacking in some good
v. Lacking good altogether
i. That which most completely is and will always be
ii. Human life, consciousness, and freedom
iii. Animal life, limited consciousness, and movement
iv. Plant life, vegetative growth, and reproductive life
v. Lifeless, inorganic matter
vi. That which has never been
vii. That which never has been or can be.
“God is the uncreated source and end of all things; one; incomparably alive; insurmountable in presence, knowledge, and power; personal, eternal spirit, who in holy love freely creates, sustains, and governs all things.”
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