Is Relationship with God Possible?

Is Relationship with God Possible?

Aristotle believed that the idea of God being in friendship with man was ludicrous. He reasoned that friendship requires commonality between the two parties. But God, being infinite, was far too different from us to befriend us - to have a real relationship. There's no commonality between the infinite and the finite.

But about 350 years after Aristotle lived, something happened. The infinite God became human.


Philippians 2:6-8 puts it this way,

"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!"


God, still being infinite, decided to empty himself of his divine attributes and become human - for us.

For only a human could die as a sacrifice for humanity.

The birth of Jesus accomplished what Aristotle thought ridiculous - it established commonality. It made friendship between the infinite and the finite possible.

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