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The content and process of Gods making Himself known to people All knowledge of God comes by way of revelation Human knowledge of God is revealed knowledge since God and He alone gives it He bridges the gap between Himself and His creatures disclosing Himself and His will to them By God alone can God be known Modern thought often questions the possibility andor reality of revelation Biblical faith affirms revelation is real because the personal Creator God has chosen to let His human creatures know Him The question remains How can a person know God The Bible appears to distinguish two ways of knowing God general and special revelationBiblical emphasis points to Jesus Christ as Gods final revelation God has provided ongoing generations of believers a source of knowledge about Himself and His Son That source is the BibleDefinition The word revelation means an uncovering a removal of the veil a disclosure of what was previously unknown Revelation of God is Gods manifestation of Himself to humankind in such a way that men and women can know and fellowship with Him Jesus explained to Peter Blessed are you Simon son of Jonah for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven Matthew 1617 NIV The knowledge of Jesus sonship was not attained by human discovery nor could it have been it came from God aloneAll Christians recognize that God has acted and spoken in history revealing Himself to His creatures Yet a variety of opinions seek to define what constitutes revelation General Revelation The physical worldnatureis not a part of God as my hand is a part of me Yet God might reveal Himself through His actions in that world Besides saying or writing things persons may reveal facts about themselves in other ways such as physical gestures or facial expressions Sometimes persons actions communicate whether they are selfish or generous clumsy or skillful A grimace a
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