God In All
by Norman P. Grubb
GOD ALL IN ALL|
While I was having lunch with a pastor of a large denomination, he men¬tioned that their main differences “are between theology and anthropology. We all have some agreements on our under¬standing of God,” he said, “but many disagreements on our understanding of man.” At his request I have written what follows. I have no trained theo¬logical background and only give what is my understanding of the Scriptures, as made plain to me by the Spirit, and helped by various writers who have in¬fluenced me through the years. I have written on this in more detail in my last book entitled YES I AM.
I have to start, however, with theology, for I have no understanding of man except in his relationship to God. I understand that God is the One Person in the Universe. Besides Him there is no other. He is Power, Peace, Joy. Christ is the Way, Truth, Life. He is made unto us Wisdom, Righteous¬ness, Sanctification. His name is “I AM”, not “I HAVE”. Finally He is de¬clared as “All in all”
I Corinthians 15:28 When He has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to Him who put everything under Him, so that God may be all in all.
So He can only manifest Himself in all these and a hundred other characteris¬tics by being Himself expressed in in¬finite variety of forms, not a Giver, but an Is—er.
God created man in His own image that He might have a visible means of expressing and manifesting Himself, The Invisible in visible form. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world”, and then He also said, “Ye are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14 On the material level, light is invisible electricity, which can only manifest in visible form by a lamp, and in so doing, so possess¬es the lamp that we don’t say, “Turn on the lamp,” but, “Turn on the light”. Thus we humans express Him in a union relationship.
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