Knowing God, Knowing Self

Date recorded: 2 Jun 2015 | Speaker: Judy Streeter | Event: ELF Workshop


Knowledge of God and knowledge of ourselves are closely tied together. These are interdependent truths. We cannot know God accurately without crucial self-understanding, yet we cannot understand ourselves accurately without seeing ourselves in relation to God. As John Calvin wrote, “Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” A proper view of God and a proper view of man are critical to our own personal growth as well as in explaining our belief to others. This workshop will develop the link between knowing God and knowing one’s self, and how the two are inseparable.