Man's Fundamental Reverence to the Supreme Being
The God of the Old Testament is no less omnipotent today. By definition, the theoretical notion of an all-consuming being points to human limitation and protects the God from being touched by constantly varying human perception. The ultimate, embodying force of the universe exists in and of itself; it is absolute, regardless of a human's characterization and personification of God. The need to embrace a singular image of God comes naturally with human psyche, yet to fully comprehend what God is, was, and will always be exceeds human capability. As the Bible relates mankind's historical plight to understand our place in God's universe, what reads is not an account of the Lord's evolving compassion, but a linear description of man's gradual realization of an infinitely gracious God, supremely expansive in the air of existence. Inside the pages of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, man's picture of the Lord takes on numerous forms. Each attempt to conceive the source of freely given grace represents the will to receive, to live properly and humbly in gratitude to the God that exists larger than life.
Exhibiting the fundamental storyline to Judeo-Christian scripture, the Poetical and Wisdom Books of the...
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