October 25th, 2013
[in-ef''-uh-buhl] (Latin in, “not” + Latin effabilis “utter”)
The ineffability of God refers to those characteristics of his nature and his plan that are beyond comprehension and unable to be expressed through human means of articulation. When we speak of God’s nature we quickly move into this realm. God said that there are many things that have been revealed, but there are also many “secret” things that remain and will always remain an ineffable mystery (Deut. 29:29). Christian theology is filled with ineffable beliefs and concepts.