432 Is God As Simple As You Say?
1 For all these many years, what people have seen is not only the Spirit and not only a human, a male, but also many things that do not jibe with human notions; as such, humans are never able to fully fathom God. They keep half-believing and half-doubting Him—as if God does exist, yet is also an illusory dream—which is why, to this day, people still do not know what God is. Can you really sum God up in one simple sentence? Do you truly dare to say, “Jesus is none other than God, and God is none other than Jesus”? Are you really so bold as to say, “God is none other than the Spirit, and the Spirit is none other than God”? Are you comfortable saying, “God is just a human clothed in flesh”? Do you truly have the courage to assert, “The image of Jesus is the great image of God”? Are you able to use your eloquence to thoroughly explain God’s disposition and image?
2 Now do you truly know what God is? Is God a human? Is God a Spirit? Is God really a male? Can only Jesus complete the work God wants to do? If you choose only one of the above to sum up God’s essence, then you are an exceedingly ignorant loyal believer. If God worked as incarnate flesh once, and only once, would you delimit Him? Can you really understand Him thoroughly at a glance? Can you really sum Him up completely based on what you have been exposed to during your lifetime? If God did similar work in both His incarnations, how would you perceive Him? Would you leave Him forever nailed to the cross? Can God be as simple as you claim?
Adapted from “When It Comes to God, What Is Your Understanding?”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh