Saturday, July 06, 2024

Gore: anthropomorphism

Sunday, July 7, 2024
[The LORD:]
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
    Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
    or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
    and all the angels shouted for joy?
    —Job 38:4-7 (NIV)
    The fact is that whatever man thinks or imagines he must think or imagine ‘anthropomorphically,’ for he can think only human thoughts. It follows that if human thoughts are necessarily limited and imperfect, the highest thought that man can think of God is inadequate to its subject.
    ... Charles Gore (1853-1932), The New Theology and the Old Religion, E.P. Dutton, 1907, p. 58 (see the book)
    See also Job 38:4-7; Eccl. 3:11; Isa. 40:12-14; 55:8-9; John 1:18; 6:46; Rom. 11:33-34; 1 Cor. 2:9-11,16; 1 John 4:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, we can only know You through Your Son.
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