Where Do We Get Knowledge of God?
First, we can know Him through His Creation: ourselves, nature, and all of creation. All of this we can observe. Apostle Paul tells us, “For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead” (Rom. 1:20). We can observe his wonders in the beauty of a flower, the flight of a bird, the snow caps of vast mountains or the beauty of a bubbling brook. We can see his vastness by the mystery of life of all forms, especially our own, and all its dimensions physical, mental, social, and spiritual. We can find it in the wonder and joy of the birth of a new child or the tender love a mother has for her newborn child.
Second, God revealed Himself to us through
the Incarnation of the Son of God. God sent to us His only begotten
Son who lived in the flesh. This is what is recorded in the New Testament.
He also spoke to us through the prophets of the Old Testament. But,
the incarnation of God himself as fully human gives us a most vivid
way of knowing God. The Apostles are our best sources for information
on this. Paul writes, “God, who at various times and in various ways
spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last
days spoken to us by His Son” (Heb. 1:1-2). And John says, “And we
know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding,
that we may know Him who is true” (1John 5:20). So, one of the reasons
God sent His Son to us was so we could know more about the nature
Beware of self-delusion