A Revealing God

That last posts conversation made me think about how God relates to his creation. As we look around we can see the imprint of God on all creatures. In reflecting on this, I was reminded of a paragraph in Jurgen Moltmann's book Creating a Just Future. He says/asks,

If we can find the "traces of God" in the nature of the environment, then can we
discover the "image of God" in ourselves.

How is God revealing Himself in us? What impact does this have on inspiration, revelation? We reveal God! As I moved from this thought to others, I began to become a bit more cautious. Are we not revealing our image of God? Have we not created God in our images rather than the reverse? Think of all of the things that you as an individual endorse as good, now compare these to what you believe God endorses as good-- I think for most of us, these two things line up almost perfectly. Has we taken clay and made idols?
As I moved from this thought-- it seemed to be a real downer and seemed to be so skeptical as to only end in total depravity of faith and reason-- I began to think about scripture and Moltamann's thoughts about the image of God. Indeed, God is revealed in all of creation, his fingerprints, his imagination, and his being are found everywhere-- even in our idols! Then again...


  1. Knee-jerk commnet Romans 1:25

  2. Interesting that you would post on God revealing Himself to us at this time, since in the Orthordox Church the 6th of August is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ. God in Christ revealed Himself in shining splendor to Peter, James, and John. Uncreated light, the very energy of Godhead shone on that mountain...

    God revealed once again.

    May light perpetual shine upon us all.

  3. sort of an apophatic/ketaphatic conomdrum: do we find God by striving to see what God is, or do we find God by paring away away all the things God is not? Both sides have merit, as, I think both approaches have merit here, as well.

    Blessings & Peace,

  4. kc, I am interested in what fashion you apply Romans 1:25 to this post. Could you elaborate?

  5. Romans 1:25 , in part states, “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator”. (NASB)

    In your post you noted how that men form a god into their own image (as opposed to being transformed into the likeness of Jesus). To identify and isolate those things that are natural in men and attribute them to godliness is to accept the idolatry of creature worship. To identify and isolate the fruits of the Spirit and attribute them to ourselves is to accept God. ;-)