Measuring the Immeasurable

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We have concepts that are in the human vocabulary that we have never seen actualized or even materialized within the realm we call the physical universe. Such concepts as perfection, eternity, infinity, and immutability are a few terms that we have never seen. These terms are abstract within our thinking because all humanity and the universe we live in is the complete contrast of these terms.

Exo 34:6-7 “6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

Job 14:1 “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.”

Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

We are imperfect, finite-fickle beings who are bound by time. The rationale of understanding our essence of existence through a broken moral lens is to have some understanding that a Creator who is perfect, eternal, infinite, and unchanging does exist who we call the God of the Bible. What’s more intriguing is that people as unbelievers attempt to make absolute truths subjective although God has authorized these truths as objective. I do not have time to stipulate absolute truths but just a few absolute truths are “there are no round squares, fixed laws of mathematics, death is inevitable, there are 24 hours in day, day is separated from night, fixed laws of gravity, cause and effect laws, and etc”. These laws must remain absolute and constant for us to logically even understand daily activities and functions of everyday life.

To clarify, when I use the term “subjective”, I am referring to interpreting something by means of one’s own perception through the individual’s personal cognitive processes and not observable by another individual. When I use the term “objective”, I am referring to conditions and fixed truths which are factual which cannot be distorted by individuals’ emotions, interpretations, or prejudices. When I consider God and his attributes, they are metaphysically objective in nature but manifest physically, morally, and spiritually in our lives.

I have found that many individuals choose not to believe in God because they cannot measure God. They seek to quantify what they cannot qualify. These unbelievers seek a quantity of an entity which they cannot understand its quality. My question is how to quantify grace, mercy, truth, forgiveness, perfection, and even more specifically God? YOU CANNOT!!! These concepts are transcendental which means that there is no true measuring stick for these concepts. This is why God is so necessary in our lives and the acceptance of Jesus is required to incarcerate the conscious and mind of humanity for the purpose of reconfigure our negative broken hearts into the Spiritual Configuration of Jesus Christ.

A computer has firewalls which is a network security system that filters and monitors outgoing and incoming network traffic deciding whether to permit or restrict certain traffic based on security setting. All humanity is born with broken firewalls within the mind and spirit of man. It takes the Spirit of God to reconfigure these broken firewalls so that one can divinely execute the qualities of God such as being graceful, merciful, truthful, forgiving, and other. When a failure to be reconfigured by the Spirit of God does not happen, it leads to a breakdown in the system where one seeks to quantify (give a determinant or estimated amount) of what they cannot qualify (meet requirements of; to measure up or specify as a condition). No one person can quantify God’s grace or mercy because none of humanity qualifies for God’s love.

“What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational” – G. W. F. Hegel


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