John 14:2-3 – Knowing God

John 14:2-3
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

-Here Jesus proclaims that if the idea of the Father’s house having room for us all was not true, He would have told us.  This is very important because the Lord wants to bring us to the place where we can trust Him implicitly.  Real faith can be bolstered by facts and explanations, but real faith shouldn’t rely on those things.  God’s word can be believed simply because God can be believed.  This verse of scripture is also important because it refutes two popular philosophies in the world today, Agnosticism and Deism.  Agnosticism claims that if God does exist, it is impossible to know anything about Him and yet Jesus tells us plainly the truth about God the Father.  Deism claims that God is real, but that He is detached and uncaring in regard to His creation and yet the Lord Himself is shown here taking a personal interest in us and our eternal futures.  The important takeaway from this is that God is real, and He is knowable because He makes Himself knowable.  He makes Himself knowable because He cares for us so much.

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