“The idea of a personal God would have been almost impossible for the Corinthians to understand. In a sense it is equally difficult for us. And it is much easier to keep God at a safe distance. If he is just a set of data or a perceived lack of data, then we can treat him like an impersonal force. God becomes a decision that I need to make (“Do I believe in God or not?”) rather than a personal reality with whom I need to reckon.”1 Corinthians: The WORD of the CROSS by Stephen T. Um
April 27, 2019
A Personal God.
From Stephen Um's commentary on 1 Corinthians: