Chapter 3 - God's Revelation
Last week, we left off with a fairly bleak picture of the human predicament. Indeed, if God were, as many people are fond of claiming, just a far-off, unconcerned deity, then we are lost forever, without hope. However, this is not the picture of God we find in the Bible. From the very first chapters of the Bible, God comes to a fearful Adam and Eve and asks, “Where are you?”
Yet, God’s presence is not so blatant as to be tangible and unambiguous. So how has God acted in history to make himself known? This chapter will explore how God has revealed himself through the Bible, and ultimately, through Jesus. But first, let’s consider some of the reasons God might have chosen to not disclose himself more directly.