For years I’ve grappled with the question of how creational revelation interacts and intersects with biblical revelation. Many times I’ve had sublime glimpses of what their union could look, sound, feel, smell or taste like. Every time its happened its felt very personal, as though Christ were right there, intimate and near. Which makes more sense to me now, after reading something in Leslie Newbiggin’s book, Proper Confidence. There he writes about another author who articulated the idea of the Cappadocian Fathers (4th century theologians) that a proper understanding of coherence of the created order and God is best articulated and modeled through the incarnate Christ (Jesus as both God and material man). “Therefore there are no ultimate self-contradictions [between creation and God]. It is not to be understood in terms of a yin-yang duality as in far Eastern thought. It has an ultimate coherence, a coherence of which the central secret is make known in the Incarnation.” (page 8)
Jesus is the ultimate and perfect expression of the coming together of created and Creator. If this is true, then he must also the one in which the secret of the co-mingling of the two books of revelation lies. What a great question to pursue! How does the person of Jesus Christ reveal the coming together of the two revelatory natures; creation and the bible?