(Guest Post) God in a Box: A Tale of the Paradox

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I am honoured that my friends would write guest posts for this blog, today we are graced by Austin

The essence of Christianity is paradoxical.

Jesus, both God and man.
Free will and predestination.
Our loving God hating Esau.

the list goes on…

So my question is this.

How often do we put our time and efforts into trying to argue a point with no end?
Do we take sides on arguments saying…”I’m a Calvinist” or “there’s no room for doubt in faith”

Or are we totally missing the point. That God is:
powerful
sovereign
loving
… and can’t fit into your box that you call your denomination, ideology or belief.
Are you satisfied with the fact that God knows more than you?

As a man once said…(I’ll call him Bob Rell so you don’t judge and have preconceived notions on what follows..)

“This is because conviction and humility, like faith and doubt, are not opposites; they’re dance partners. It’s possible to hold your faith with open hands, living with great conviction and yet at the same time humbly admitting that your knowledge and perspective will always be limited.” (93)

Are we able to live in the midst of a paradox. Dancing with both sides.
This dance is not a dance of ignorance. But rather admitting that you are limited.

The fact of a paradox is not to be understood, but rather known.

We can understand that Christianity is full of paradoxes without standing so firmly. Separating the Body of Christ.
This is not unity in Jesus.

How much effort are you putting into arguing what you believe on specific stances within the Body?
I’d like to believe he’s called us to more than that…

Do we have to try so hard to formulate our stance on some of these un-understandble issues?
Or can we just worship God . Knowing that we aren’t there yet.

Limited.

…or should we fit the paradox into a box we call God.

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