Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 21st April 2014 in The Nature of God | progressive revelation, Christocentric, Christotelic, hermeneutics, omniscience, omnipresence, theology
...Or do we retroactively place our current theology of God on God?
Consider the Garden of Eden: '[T]he Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”' (Gen. 3:8-10)
Now today we make it into a rhetorical question, but was this always so? In this story, God is spoken of almost in a physical-bodily sense as walking in the garden, since "they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden" as he moved about, and then tried to hide themselves from his view!
Next think of the tower of Babel - "The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built" (Gen 11:5) - Did he not just know already? Also this story...