Opus 2023-269: God Channels Descartes
Most of us are familiar with the trademark statement of Rene Descartes, “I think, therefore I am.” It is a claim that awareness is grounded in reality. Not so many are familiar with a statement made by God to Moses:
(Exo 3:13-4 KJV) And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.I doubt if Moses had read Descartes. It is possible that God inspired Descartes. The God of the Bible is different than the divine essence of other religions because He is aware. We think of it as the personhood of God.
In ancient time names had significance in a way that we don’t follow. Sure, we name people after their grandparents and parents. In many cultures you did not even receive a permanent name until you had some vision or experience that made you stand out. It is interesting that in that milieu God chose to emphasize the fact that He existed.
He still does.
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