Porter’s First Law of Theology: “God is Smart”

God is not very smart, for “very” implies a non-existent continuum.  God is smart, period, in the absolute.  Therefore, we can better understand God’s revelation in history, the natural world, and in Scripture if we continually ask—Why did God allow that in history?  Why did God create the world with such beauty, and trauma?  Why did God give us these commands in Scripture?  With every answer, we learn how and why… God is smart.  “God is smart” thus becomes a potent hermeneutic.

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