3 January 2024 |
We are told that we may address the Creator of the universe as “Our Father. ” At the same time, he is described as “in heaven.”
These two descriptions are in contrast. On one hand, we have a God who is supposed to be as intimate as a parent. On the other, he is far off—in heaven, a place to which we have as yet no access.
Is God distant, or near? Or both?
In this week’s class, Dr. Bruinsma will cover this and other questions as we study the deeper meaning of the Lord’s Prayer.
Reinder Bruinsma lives in the Netherlands with his wife, Aafje. He has served the Adventist Church in various assignments in publishing, education, and church administration on three continents. He still maintains a busy schedule of preaching, teaching, and writing. He blogs at http://reinderbruinsma.com/.
Loren Seibold is the Executive Editor of Adventist Today.
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