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Although in all issues God's notice is the ultimate authority, our Christian culture, as inherited from centuries of cautious mirrored image and endeavoring to be real to the educating of Scripture, can vastly enlighten us. Nowhere is that this mixture of respectful hearing the knowledge of the prior and faithfulness to the Bible extra useful than in our modern reformulations of the doctrine of God's individual.
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Thus, those who learn love in this life are simply practicing how they will live eternally. Yet love in this life can never be absolutely perfect because of the effects of sin that still mar our present existence. In heaven, love will increase forever, undimmed by the presence of sin. Then we will experience the full enjoyment of loving God and our fellows with none of the complications that attend love in the present. REFLECTION: How conscious are you on a daily basis that you are living with love for God and for others?
1. Glory I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. … Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the inner court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. Ezekiel 43:2,5 DEFINITION: God's glory is the display of His greatness, goodness, and beauty so that persons are aware of Him through sensory experiences such as sight and sound. To glorify God means to respond to His revealed glory in the ways Scripture teaches, such as praise, love, joy, and obedience. Glory in the Old Testament usually represents a word meaning heaviness or weight (Hebrew kabod).
God exists in the perfect relationship of the Persons of the Trinity; human beings may know each other—and they may know and be known by God. Further, “spirit” or “soul” refers to that component of a human surviving bodily death. Because God is spirit, mankind has spiritual capacity as well (Jn 4:24). The representation aspect of mankind as God's likeness means that to the animal world (and the rest of the created order), man has a Godlike role. This function of humanity's rule over the creation has continued since mankind's fall into sin, although often in a distorted way.