D.A. Carson on Knowing Truly but not Exhaustively

“Human beings may know some things truly, if nothing exhaustively. They may approach greater and more accurate knowledge, even though they can never gain absolute knowledge (omniscience is not a communicable attribute of God!).” (D.A. Carson, “Systematic Theology and Biblical Theology,” in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, 100).

We can never think our way to God. Knowledge can never be more than a means for knowing and loving God. And our knowledge is always dependent on God. I often need those reminders.

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