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I cannot recognise a God!

For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
1. Corinthians 1, 21


In the book, Corinthians, they are plenty of clever people: Mathematicians, philosophers and scholars. There were lots of religions and lots of different pieces of wisdom. The situation today is no different. Human beings continuously try to come further, to build on knowledge and to explore new dimensions, whether with biotechnology, nanotechnology or the exploration of space with bold projects.

In all of these explorations, considerations and recognitions, one thing is certain: We cannot recognise God with computers, test tubes, rockets and philosophising. While circling the earth, a Russian astronaut once realised: "I cannot recognise a God!"

How can we recognise God and who can recognise him? It is not important whether you are clever and have a high IQ (Intelligence quota), it is simply important to understand God’s message and to take it on board. Words to that effect are in the bible:

God loves you so much that he sacrificed his son (Jesus) for you so that you can be saved (so that you can recognise God and find him).

That is too incomprehensible, too primitive and probably too simple for lots of people. For this reason, lots of people have a problem with understanding the thing about Jesus. They probably have quite specific expectations of God, just like lots of people did not recognise Jesus as the prophesised Messiah. Someone who allowed themselves to be nailed to the cross like a criminal could not be the Messiah in their eyes.

  • The only ones who can understand something are those who trust Jesus with it.
  • Dare to believe this simple and foolhardy lecture.
  • God loves you! He sacrificed his son for your sins! He wants you to accept his offer!
  • He promises you a fulfilled life! Simply say yes and trust you life to him.

Whoever still found this to be too absurd and too primitive; he is in the same group of people as those in 1.Corinthians 1, 21.

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