Statement: It is within the context of God's transcendence and person-hood of His attributes that are to be seen. The attributes of God are not merely philosophical conceptions they are realities that have to do with our personal and transcendent God. What is truly important is His self-revelation and how he has chosen to reveal Himself (for this discussion OT self-revelation /self-manifestation)?
1.) Do you agree that there are two realities about God that dominate any true understanding of the Biblical God in that God is a person (or personal) and there is no other God like Him? Please elaborate and feel free to reference OT Scripture primarily and NT if it ties to your thoughts here.
2.) How may this apply to a believer's Personal, Practical, and Ministry Work?
For better or worse, I'm naturally skeptical of anything that divides a concept into only two options. For one, this is committing a fallacy of the most basic kind, namely false dichotomy. Secondly, this is committing a fallacy of a spiritual kind, especially for Christians, namely that of only relating to the divine as far we can define (and therefore control) God. Do these two realities exist? Certainly in the biblical record, they do. Are those the only two? To hear someone claim that authoritatively with a straight face would be amusing.
What I believe is being described here is mostly the ways in which the peoples of the time related to God. Obviously ...
This solution discusses God's nature and our perception or interaction with it is elaborated upon and applied in stages, with particular biblical referents.