Disclosing the Identity of God

The conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection is the process designed by the most Holy Trinity to reveal the identity of God to us. It produced for us a fair and accurate representation of God - an authentic, first-class, high fidelity representation of God. Its high fidelity is unmatched by the low fidelity representations of God made by human hands. In fact, the low fidelity of human made representations is the reason God banned us from making them in the first place . Better no representation than an inaccurate representation.  All lesser representations of God, therefore, must yield to the representation God gave us in the conversation between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom and the Son of God stepped out from behind it to show himself to us. What do we behold? We tortured and killed him. He suffered and died. Yet, he emerged from the dead still alive and still in love with us. That he did not stay dead is the proof of the power of Jesus. Nobody emerges from the dead. He did. That he did not stop loving us is the proof that our conception of divinity as power is incomplete. Divinity is also love - a mysteriously intransigent, inexplicably persistent and radically stubborn love .

In the passion, death and resurrection, the identity of God was revealed to us.

The passion, death and resurrection are the premises that God put into our hands so we could jump to the right conclusions about the identity of God. We make no mistakes when our reasoning starts at the passion, death and resurrection and proceeds from there.