Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Our knowledge has limitations

Vern S. Poythress  in his book on Gospel harmonization called Inerrancy and the Gospels:
Even when we study the Gospels carefully, prayerfully, and attentively, we do not understand everything ...

We know that God knows all the solutions. Yet we cannot demand a clear solution to all of our difficulties right now. We do not have massive informative detail about each episode recorded in the Gospels. we have only what the Gospels themselves choose to tell us ...

God knows all the details about what happened. It all makes sense in his mind. But we have our piecemeal knowledge. We cannot insist before God that he must always give us enough information in order to "solve" or disprove all the difficulties that we perceive. He is God. He does as he pleases (Ps. 115:3). He acts according to the infinitude of his wisdom, a wisdom that he has revealed in a wonderful and spectacular way in the mystery of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. He is wise, but we cannot always see that when we want to have more information than the Gospels provide. We must patiently submit to his wisdom in such cases (91).

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