36: How Do We Believe in a God We Don’t Understand?
We recognize that in life there are going to be things about the character and nature of God that we simply do not understand. God is complex and infinite, therefore He is beyond our comprehension. We can, however, observe lots of things about God and His attributes, and we ought to seek to understand Him as much as possible, even with the presupposition that we’ll never fully comprehend Him.
In this episode, Kenny highlights God’s infinite nature and compares that with out finite nature, explaining that we are better-off when we relinquish our desire to fully understand God and simply worship Him in light of the attributes that we do already understand. Also, Kenny highlights that there are other things in our lives that we do not understand but we continually embrace. Not fully understanding something is not sufficient grounds to dismiss its existence.
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Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a pastor, professor, author, podcaster, Ph.D. student, and entrepreneur. He teaches at Bethlehem College & Seminary and adjunct at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.