Stan & Lana
Dear Friends and Partners,
If we only read the Old Testament, it can be challenging to grasp who God truly is. Therefore, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to Earth to clearly and comprehensibly reveal to us the nature of God. This is articulated in Hebrews 1:1-2: “In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom also He made the universe.”
Why should we give importance to Jesus’ teachings about the nature of God in the first place? Let’s illustrate this with the following example: Imagine you’ve submitted your resume to apply for a job, and your potential employer wants to meet people who have worked with you before to assess how well you’d fit into the new team. Your employer decides to visit your previous workplace.
The security guard, who saw you in the morning, afternoon, and evening, offered the following description of you: “This man is always in a hurry. He appears unfriendly, reserved, and seldom smiles.” However, when the employer spoke with your spouse, a very different image emerged. Your wife stated, “My husband is a goal-oriented individual who doesn’t rush unnecessarily. He plans his tasks in advance. He’s very good-natured, sociable, and enjoys joking with his friends.” Consequently, if your employer wishes to truly understand your character, there’s only one way to do so. They must get to know you personally and ask you to describe yourself. Both the security guard and your wife spoke the truth, but the seeming contradiction arises because the way the guard knows you differs from the way your wife knows you.
Believers in the Old Testament possessed their own level of knowledge about God, but it differs from our understanding of God. The Bible was composed gradually, and God’s revelation to people unfolded incrementally. Initially, God spoke to Abraham, followed by His appearances to Isaac and Jacob. Consequently, in the Old Testament, believers often prayed in this manner: “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” These were various aspects of knowledge about God as perceived through the lenses of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
God does not change, yet we must acknowledge that our understanding of Him evolves. In Christ, God incarnate arrived on Earth in absolute perfection. Through Christ, the Creator of the Universe personally came to Earth to reveal His true nature to us.
Hence, Christ was able to offer us a novel perspective on the nature of God. In the New Testament, we no longer address God as “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Instead, we pray as Jesus taught us: “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This represents our comprehension of God as imparted by our Lord Jesus Christ. Consequently, we approach our heavenly Father in the name of Jesus.
Let’s remember that God used Christ to reveal His true nature to us. John expressed it in these words: “The law came through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God except His Only Son, who Himself is God. Therefore, God’s Son was able to show us God” (John 1:17-18).
Jesus said, “Only the Father knows His Son well, and only the Son knows His Father well. The Father will also be well known to those to whom the Son wants to reveal Him” (Matthew 11:27). Therefore, if you wish to understand who God is, you need to carefully study what Jesus said and how He acted. Jesus Christ is the complete and only accurate revelation of God about Himself. We pray for you and thank God for you as we partner with you to make the name of Jesus known among the nations! May God bless you and keep you!
Stan & Lana
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