Wednesday, November 17, 2004

his desire

"That error is this: the assumption that God the Father cannot be known with the same approachability as Son and Spirit.

"The inevitable but false conclusion: it is impossible to know the Father with intimacy or personal immediacy.

"Of all the falsehoods perpetuated by the theologies of men, this must surely be one of the most heartbreaking to God Himself. For it is His Father's heart He desires us to know most of all! This is where intimacy of relationship begins. The Fatherness of God provides the very foundation for both other aspects of His divine nature. Without Fatherhood there could be neither Son nor Spirit.

"The Father sent both Son and Spirit to illuminate His being precisely because He can be known...and He wants to be known."

- Michael Phillips, God: A Good Father, p 10.

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