"All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God..."
2 Tim.3: 16
Based on this short sentence given to us by Timothy, we see that the Bible or Scripture is God's book or God's creation given to us and in which much information is revealed from the beginning of the world to future events or the "end of the world" which are described in detail. in the last book of Revelation. But in addition to this information, God has revealed a lot of information about himself, so we will try to discover at least a small part of it through the study of the Bible.
The Bible is God's book, but for the most part, apart from some prophecies, it is written in a very understandable language that everyone can understand, so we will use it, we will not use some incomprehensible words and phrases, but simpler sentences that anyone can easily understand.
The Bible itself nowhere tries to prove that God exists but always starts from the fact that God exists and no biblical writer has ever tried to prove that God exists but has always moved from the obvious fact that God exists because what kind of God would he be if he had the beginning or the end, or when a creature of God should, began, and must prove that it exists. No one has to prove
that God exists we can see this obvious fact at every step if we “turn around.” Everything that exists on earth, under the earth and water, in the sky and the cosmos testifies that God exists because they are in perfect harmony and harmony and no one is such a creation He could have created, maintained and managed it if he were not God. Of course, man has destroyed many things with his "great intellect" and effort, but God still has control over all the processes and activities that are constantly happening and functioning perfectly.
Although knowledge is constantly multiplying, we as humans know very little about the processes and activities in our environment in which we live, and despite the fact that we can see, feel and test it, there is still a lot that we still do not know how it works. knowing God whom we cannot see with our earthly eyes and that God himself did not reveal himself to us through the letter he gave us to learn from him, we would probably know nothing but we have information in the letter and we just need to study and learn and we will see an incredible amount information we could not find anywhere else because God Himself says:
"All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine“
God is so magnificent that the human mind cannot comprehend or explain it, but God still allowed us to know Him to the extent that our mind is able to understand Him. In relation to the essence of God, it is negligibly small, but even that is enough to understand at least a part of God's providence and wisdom quite enough for us to be able to regain the communion with God that we "lost" in the Garden of Eden.
And it's just a grain in relation to many things that we can't understand or explain, none of the people have yet managed to explain or understand how God doesn't have a body at least similar to what we know, and then how can we explain what it's like God is present everywhere at the same time. So how to explain and understand the eternity or essence of the Deity of the Holy Trinity. So which of the people can explain what God omnisciently means and how much that knowledge really is. Then how can we understand that God is perfect holy, just, good ,, kind, merciful, wise, sinless and so the enumeration can continue and all that at the same time. All these questions and many others remain unanswered because if we are honest we will admit that we know nothing about it and we will not be able to understand anything on our own unless God reveals it to us, and in essence in order to discover and know all this we must be gods ourselves and since we are only created beings our knowledge will still be in the domain of what we can take "i.e. how much God reveals himself to us. On this one the subject was also told to the disciples by the Lord Jesus on one occasion
,, I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.”
Although we do not understand much, God has appeared to us in a way that we can understand at least some of the great truths and knowledge, and we can say that God has revealed or revealed himself to us through general and special revelation.
In order to understand God's wisdom and power at least a little more, God revealed himself to us through general revelation in a way that practically all people can see. People have certainly seen nature and all the living world that lives there, they have heard about various events that have taken place throughout history and all people have advice, so God reveals himself through conscience to draw people's attention to think about how it all works. flawlessly, that perhaps everything is not governed by a "blind case" or that it is a "something" much more perfect, a "something" that governs and regulates all processes in nature throughout human history.
Although many say that nature takes care of itself, nature is in fact a signpost to God who constantly suggests to us that it could not survive on its own because it is too complicated for mere chance to be the one that governs it. If we think about it better, we can conclude that there are too many living beings, too many natural processes and forces acting at all times to be a random process in general how to explain that the natural balance has not been disturbed for thousands of years, true some processes change some animal species decrease or become extinct it still works in perfect harmony.
Nothing that happens in nature is a separate process, but everything has its cause of existence and action, and nothing happens by chance, but behind everything is God who controls and manages everything in a perfect way.
And not only the processes and events on the earth, but also the whole universe functions according to precisely determined and determined corners and rules that do not change, but function perfectly and harmoniously in a long period of time. If it were not so, chaos would have arisen and everything would have collapsed and practically nothing would have worked, because a creative force that maintains these processes is needed for functioning. This does not happen in practice because all the processes we are partially acquainted with and all other laws and processes we have no idea about are governed by God who possesses immeasurably much more knowledge than us and therefore nature itself is in a constant functional state because everything works according to perfect law. God's. Here is what is written in Ps.19
,,The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”
Except through the laws of nature and the universe, God works on people and through conscience because conscience is possessed by all people, regardless of whether they are faithful or unfaithful, and every person has an awareness of moral values and the distinction between good and evil. moral values and codes, but in every person there is an instilled conscience about how to behave or not, and conscience is very often tied as it is said to conscience, restlessness, sleepless nights, lack of appetite, madness and even suicide attempts. Now the question arises where these manifestations come from and why they occur if man is an individual for himself and if he can decide for himself what to do or not. Every faithful man is aware that it is the hand of God that tries to get us back on the right path, but they those who do not believe always have excuses and do not want to acknowledge the existence of God even though they are deeply convinced that God exists but from
for various reasons they do not want to admit it, and now, regardless of all possible excuses or justifications before God, they have no excuse for their actions. Here is what God himself says about this topic in Romans:
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen”
Romans 1: 20-25
So far, there has been talk of a general revelation through which God reveals himself to us, and it should be noted that through general revelation we do not get much information and we cannot learn much about God except that we can know that God exists but God has shown his wisdom because it was also revealed to us through a special forging.
Throughout history, God has used various means to reveal Himself to people, so we notice that in the Old Testament it is written that He appeared to people in dreams, visions, theophanies, miracles, and finally sent His Son Jesus Christ through whom we have God's full revelation.
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son
That God revealed Himself in fullness through Christ, Jesus himself told Philip in John 14 the following:
"Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father? "
John 14: 9
and the apostle Paul says that the glory of God is seen in the face of Jesus
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
2 Cor.4: 6
The Lord Jesus Christ incarnated lived a perfect life on earth so that through Him we could see the attributes of God the Father. Through Jesus' life on earth we have an example of how to live from the earliest days as a child listening to his parents and later through Carpenter from Nazareth to And through all this we see God's qualities such as: love and tenderness (Jesus blesses and embraces children), God's righteous anger (Jesus expels the merchants from the temple, harsh words against the Pharisees and scribes), God's mercy forgives sins and dies on the cross) etc. but it is only a part of God's attributes because we cannot know the very essence of God in our sinful bodies.
Through the Holy Spirit who helps us to understand the word of God today God speaks to us through the Holy Scriptures and there we have the Word of God which is enough for us to know quite enough information about God to be able to live a life pleasing to God and quite enough to be glorify the name of God and also enough information to turn to the Savior and enjoy eternal life.
Also, the Holy Spirit helps us to understand that God is eternal, that there is no beginning or end, that he is infinite, uncreated, incomprehensible, invisible, holy, just, omniscient, omnipotent, unchangeable, good, merciful, loving, but also a just judge, etc.
We know all this only because God was so merciful that He revealed Himself to us through general and special revelation only so that we would have information about Him and understand that He governs the whole universe, life on earth but also our lives and our only is to believe God.