To understand God apart from His revelation in His Word Written is to not understand Him. It is a good and fearful thing that God has revealed Himself.
We are image-bearers of God; image-bearers who chose selfishness over a glorious relationship with our loving Creator.
Our imagination is a sacred, God-given gift that we must shepherd. Either we imagine rightly about God and thereby cultivate humility, or we imagine falsely about God and foster pride.
With our nature bent towards sin, we deflect responsibility and moral accountability. We hide behind the 'fig leaves' of philosophy and modern thought, claiming innocence from our wrong doings.
We are image-bearers of God; image-bearers who chose selfishness over a glorious relationship with our Creator. Christ is the perfect image of God, who chose to suffer and die at human hands and who was raised to eternal life to make things right between us and God.
At the end of idol worship is self-love. I naturally love a god limited by my imagination. He is comfortable, convenient and compatible with my pride. However, the true and living God confronts my pride and gives grace when I humbly confess Jesus as Lord.
Jonathan Camiré has been an Artizo Ministry Intern with Church of the Messiah since 2016. He currently studies at Ryle Seminary in Ottawa and volunteers for The Gospel Coalition Canada. Jonathan leads an apologetics ministry called Learner’s Exchange where they equip Christians to be effective ministers in various areas of life. He is also passionate for discipleship, preaching and seeing artists use their gifts for God’s Kingdom. He is a French horn recorded artist and a frequent French horn teacher in Ottawa. He is married to his wise, encouraging and godly wife, Renée.