The First and Most Important Fact

November 18, 2009


Any one who speaks of God as though He were a cousin, about whom, naturally, one knows everything, really knows nothing at all of God. The first and most important fact that we can know about God is ever this: we know nothing of Him, except what He himself has revealed to us.

Emil Brunner, Our Faith, trans.  John Rilling (New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1954), 11.

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One Response to “The First and Most Important Fact”

  1. Justin Says:

    What about the prophets? I’m not a prophet, but there have been prophets – people who knew specifics about God’s will – and can we assume there won’t ever be anymore?


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