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« on: January 03, 2015, 08:48:45 PM »

What does it mean when the Scriptures speak about God r"emembering" about people after a certain amount of time?

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 09:00:37 PM »

The Hebrew scriptures are full of depictions of God as pathetic -- "remembering" is the mildest example. However, since we know that God in eternity is apathetic, surely we must interpret such depictions with that in mind. One thing I can say is that the Hebrew literary forms were wonderfully vivid and imagistic. Since we also know that God is he who alone loves mankind, I personally think it's safe to say that this depiction of himself in the Holy Prophets was in keeping with what he knows about the human being as a wholeness (something with which we moderns seem so inept today).

In love did God create the world; in love does he guide it ...; in love is he going wondrously to transform it. --Abba Isaac

Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity. --Climacus
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