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Romans 1:22 While they were claiming to be wise, they made fools of themselves. (CEB)
Wisdom and foolishness have little to do with education or intelligence. There are uneducated people with wisdom as well as educated fools.
Some misguided people attempt to explain God using their brains first. The problem with this method is that spirituality, belief and faith originate in the soul and not the brain.
By using our limited brains to try to grasp the concepts of eternity, divinity, omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience, we limit our understanding of who God is. Since we cannot grasp the idea of an invisible, eternal God with our brains and intelligence, we tend to define God in human terms. We limit God to what we know about physics, matter and logic. This is why people come up with questions like “if God is so powerful, can He create a stone so large that He Himself cannot lift?” This question, like so many others, is fundamentally flawed in that it is limited by our understanding of matter and physics. The question puts God on the level of human physical strength and begs for a yes or no answer, both of which limit God’s ability. The question seems wise and logical on the surface but it is a foolish question because it does not originate in the heart.
In order to begin to understand God and His power you have to start with your heart and soul. This is because God defies logic and physics. It is only by accepting the impossible as possible that allows us to begin to make sense of God and who He really is. Accepting an eternal entity that exists outside of our reality, our concept of time, and our laws of physics allows us to understand God’s ability to be everywhere at the same time, to know everything, to be all-powerful, and to exist eternally.
Once you accept that the impossible is possible, it then becomes logical that what seems impossible is possible. This acceptance is not done with the brain but with the heart and soul. It can’t be based on physical observation or experimentation because there is no matter that can be observed or experimented with.
Accepting the possibility of an impossible God does not necessarily mean that we will worship the one true God. History shows that civilizations have created their own deities in the physical forms of humans, animals and plants. This is because they applied temporal qualities to an eternal God thus limiting God and not being able to comprehend all that God is, leading to the foolishness of worshiping statues as representations of God and creating erroneous faith systems.
By using our mental ability to comprehend God, we come up with various ideas that seem to be wise to us. Some, by applying the judgment that the impossible is not possible, reject the existence of God. Others apply physical features to God because that is the only way they can comprehend the existence of an eternal deity with their human brains.
To truly find and accept God, you first have to conceptually give up the notion of impossibility. Are there some things that are impossible for us to do? Yes. Just because they are impossible for us does not make them impossible for God. Although God has the ability to do the impossible, God does have his rules for dealing with us. He will not force us to love Him. He will always allow us the freedom to accept or reject Him.
God’s greatest attribute is love. It is because of and through his love that he created the universe. It was by his love that he took pity on humanity and offered us a way to enter into his kingdom. It is love that caused him to take off the vestiges of his godliness and send a portion of himself in the form of Jesus Christ to live with us, teach about the kingdom of God, and die for our sins. It is by his love that he offers us the undeserved gift of being able to stand behind Jesus so that God will see us as righteous.
God gives us the choice to accept or reject him because of his love for us. This is the idea of free will. If he ordered us to accept him without a choice, then that would not be love. We, as human beings have that choice. You have that choice.