It is in Spiritual Theology, learning to know and love God, along with Mystical Thought, belief that God lives within those who have entered into relationship with Him that we find expression of our reconciled relationship to God. This is what I refer to as relational theology. This relationship gives us self understanding and direction for walking humbly with our God.
When God sends Moses to Egypt, He says, “bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.” Moses asked God, the God of Abraham, what name he should give if he is asked who has sent him. God replies “I Am what I Am” (Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh, אֶֽהְיֶ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֶֽהְיֶ֑ה) Exodus 3:14.
Jesus, the Messiah declares Himself to be the same God. “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am. The essence of God does not change. Everything other than God changes. In theology and philosophy what does not change is refereed to as immutable. Everything that can be observed can be seen to change.
What God is, God is. In the same manner, what God is, God has always been and God will always be. Because God does not change, God’s viewpoint is the only stable reference point from which everything can be compared. It is from God’s position that all objects will find their final value. This is the same for each of us. It is in our final relationship with God that we, as well as all that exists, will find our final identity. It is in our actual relationship with God, not how we might perceived ourselves, or how we view our world, or even what we think our relationship to God is, that we find our value.
- Objects are defined by their relationships to other objects.
- The more comprehensively relationships are described the more accurate each object can be defined.
- All relationships are in a state of flux.
- There are no self sustaining creations nor will there ever be.
- Everything which has had a beginning is dependent on some set of circumstances for its state to be preserved.