4- ANALOGICAL USE OF LANGUAGE
Establishes the notion that 2 objects might be partially similar or partially different.
A common argument in modern philosophy is highlighting the fact that “If God is so Holy and so much different than us, how do we ever would be able to get to know anything about Him at all; and if we can’t why do we bother in speaking about Him anyway.” “If we don’t know Him, we have nothing to say about Him”
The Argument would be valid if the Scriptures wouldn’t be clear in those aspects. However, in Genesis there is a clear proof there is a bridge between Creator and creation.
Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
The Lord in a deliberate manner, makes us in His image (physical and Spiritual) and in His likeness (physical and Spiritual) SInce this very moment, he made us capable of having a relationship with Him. He infused similar to him characteristics in us, so that we could have a common link.
We are Physical and Spiritual beings, capable of having an eternal relationship even in our mortal condition.
Objections about this law also have arised.
The common one is saying: How can there be any analogy? Is it that God is kind and we are kind? And it could really seem that the same adjective has two very different meanings when applied to both parties. However to better grasp it let us look at it this way:
He is a good man and owns that dog. That dog is a good dog.
Are both good in the same way? No.
The man is good proportionally to His own nature, as well as the dog is good according to his own canine nature.
Happens the same when we talk about Christ’s Kindness.
For with God we have a title Genesis 5:2 “Male and female created He them, and blessed them and called their name Adamint hte day when they were created”
A Place 1 Corinthians 15:39 “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.”
And an Analogy 1 Corinthians 11:7 ” For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”
THere is a similarity and a capacity of knowing y recognizing God; Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the biggest Barrier there is is YOURSELF.
See you soon.