ARE YOU A DUALIST?

 

This is an interesting question. Many Christians are dualists without even realizing it.

A dualistic worldview will believe that there are two mutually antagonistic principles in the universe: good and evil. They will also hold to the view that man has two natures: physical and spiritual.

Good and evil do not co-exist, in the same way, a material universe and God does not exist side by side. The God we serve is transcendent. www.bible.org gives us a great definition: “Transcendency is a theological term referring to the relation of God to creation”.  God is “other”, “different” from His creation. He is independent and different from His creation. 

ISAIAH 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

He transcends His creation. He is beyond it and not limited by it or to it.

God created the universe and is far greater than the universe (God is transcendent). God created His universe and His people is for His own glory and pleasure. Isaiah the prophet reminds us of this fact:

ISAIAH 43:7

everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

God is worthy to receive glory!

REVELATION 4:11

11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

As a Christian, God has revealed His great wisdom and power which is far above anything that could be imagined by any creature.

I trust that we are continually reminded of God’s transcendence and His immanence.

God Bless,
Dr Steve

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