There are mysteries about God we will never understand
Published 8:27 am Tuesday, November 14, 2023
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Dear Rev. Graham: I’ve excelled in academia and would like to teach Scripture in some capacity, though I’m devoted to my career in education. But I get scared to think that I won’t be able to substantiate spiritual teachings when the Bible says that faith is greater than knowledge. I am used to teaching by way of factual substantiation. – E.F.
Dear E.F.: We must not put our faith in education or experience. The Bible begins with the simple words: “In the beginning God… .” These four words are the cornerstone of all existence and of all human history. Without God, there could have been no beginning and no continuing. God was the creating power. By divine fiat, He brought form out of shapelessness, order out of disorder, and light out of darkness.
Trying to rationalize God will bring confusion. There are mysteries about God that we will never understand in this life. We should not think it strange that it is impossible to comprehend God intellectually, when it is equally impossible to explain many mysteries in the realm of matter. Who can fathom the law of gravity? Newton discovered it, but he could not explain it.
There are many arguments we could marshal to give evidence of the existence of God and the power that comes through faith in Him. We see objects that have no intellect, such as stars and planets, moving in a consistent pattern, cooperating with one another. Hence, it is evident that they achieve their movements not by accident but by design. If God can be fully proved by the human mind, then He is no greater than the mind that proves Him. Cry out to God, “Lord … help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24, NKJV).
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)