Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Sense of Deity

'All human beings are made in the “image of God ” (Gen 1: 26– 27). Bearing God’s image means that we are designed to reflect and relate to God. This is why the sixteenth-century Reformer John Calvin wrote of the divinitatis sensum, the sense of deity that all human beings have. “There is within the human mind, and indeed by natural instinct, an awareness of divinity,” and therefore “the seed of religion is planted in all.”' [compare Romans 1:19-20]

-- Tim Keller, "Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God" (p. 44)

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