Baker Encyclopedia ofChristian Apologetics
The Bible teaches the transcendence of God. His ways and thoughts are far beyond ours ( Isa. 55:9 ; Rom. 11:33 ). Human beings are infinitesimal in view of God’s infinity. God must “stoop down” in order to speak to us. However, this divine act of adaptation to our finitude never involves accommodation to our error. For God cannot err ( Heb. 6:18 ). God uses anthropomorphisms (a true expression of who God is that is couched in human terms) to speak to us, but he does not use myths. He sometimes gives us only part of the truth but that partial truth is never error ( 1 Cor. 13:12 ). He reveals himself progressively, but never erroneously ( see Progressive Revelation ). He does not always tells usall , but all that he tells us is true.