Who is God?
A Friend, the best of friends. But, really though…Who is God?
There are many correct answers in the Christian Faith. By reason, we know God is The Eternal Creator and Ruler of the world. By revelation in history, we know God is Personal—communication is possible. In Jesus, the final revelation of God, we discover an answer that goes even further and surprises us:
God is our friend.
“I no longer call you slaves, I have called you friends (John. 15:15).”
In the person of Jesus Christ, God has revealed to us that we can become His friend. Between friends, there is no rivalry or secrets. There is trust and open communication. He is the Savior and Lord, and our Friend.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger once wrote:
“The central formula of Christian Faith is not ‘I believe in something,’ but, ‘I believe in you.’”
“I believe in You.” That is something friends say to one another. We have all heard it before in our human interactions. Ultimately, that is what Jesus wishes us to say to Him, and even, what He says to us.
If you want to experience God as your friend, join us for prayer and study of the Christian faith. We need both. Without prayer, God becomes a concept and not a person. Without study, our prayer can lead us down the path of making up our own God.
In study, we ask the questions, “Who is God?”… “How is Jesus God?” In prayer, we address God directly and we say, “I believe in You, (or “Help me believe in You”). Then we wait and listen for Jesus to speak in the quiet of our hearts, or we open up our Bible to read His words: “I have called you friends.”