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McMahon, T.A.

Knowing and Understanding God?

One of the major fallacies of the Eastern Mystical world-view is that one cannot know or understand God. That makes sense in such a belief system because “God” is not a personal Being who can be known but rather a spiritual energy force that can only be experienced. To be attracted to such a god because of the promise of Self-realization (realizing that you are a part of that god) is the ultimate in self-glorification and, sadly, self-delusion.

On the other hand, the personal God of the Bible declares, “But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah:9:24). That is true glory.

T. A. McMahon
Executive Director