Friday, September 18, 2009

Clay IV.23

The God of creation and the God of redemption are the same God. This God is neither omniscient nor omnipotent.

The Fall and the creation are the same moment. The Fall corresponds to the creation because the creation necessarily occurred in the space of the flaw.

Biblical depictions of God are mythological and legendary, particularly those of the Hebrew scriptures. This is not to say they are without truth, only that the kind of truth they offer is not a literal one.

Yahweh is a "false god" only to the extent that Yahweh is God seen through a glass darkly. The darkness of that glass is that of the flaw. We are also in the flaw.

Jesus Christ, the Messiah, offers us our clearest idea of God and his creation. The creation is on the way to redemption.

Because God is not omnipotent, however, such an outcome is not certain.

And Jesus' teaching, coming through the multiple glasses of the Gospels, must be interpreted. It must be interepreted, then lived. The Holy Spirit is sent to help us in this living, for we, as Paul has it, have died into Christ's death, and must live the work of redemption.

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