we enter a search for religious reality, we need to sit down
before a fact like a little child, exactly as the faithful
scientist does. We need to recognize that we have the capacity
of faith, which is God's way of helping us perceive the divine
dimension of reality. We know things of the spirit in that
same kind of humility that we know things with our eyes, our
ears, our nose. Those organs perceive things beyond themselves
and allow them to enter into our experience.
is yet another avenue to knowledge; it is not an alternative
to knowledge. Therefore, in making up your mind about the great
alternate questions, I invite you to a kind of openness that
believes that truth is more important than anything else, and
that God is the source of all truth. If you will be honest
in your asking, seeking and knocking, if you'll open the windows
of your soul 360 degrees and know that God has ways of making
God's own reality known to us through the capacity of faith,
there will come... God's moment when God will make God's own
reality known to you in ways that are profoundly authentic.
It will be something from the outside in and not from the inside
by The Rev. John Claypool
do we Know that God Is Real? Faith: Another Avenue to Knowledge" by
the Rev. Dr. John Claypool
do we Know that God Is Real? in its entirety.