Why does God use Paradox?

Defining Paradox
A paradox [is] a statement that seems absurd or self-contradictory but… turns out to be true.” A paradox consists of two truths that, when laid side by side, appear to contradict. However, upon further reflection, they prove to be compatible. “While real contradictions are impossible to reconcile, paradoxes are merely difficult to reconcile.”
“The Christian faith is full of paradoxes primarily because the Christian faith is rooted in divine mysteries. Paradox is the language of mystery – the best way to speak of divine mysteries.” – Richard J. Vincent

Why does God use paradox throughout the Bible? I believe the very definition of the word above clearly answers the question.  Let's also take more definitions of the word going back to the very root meaning of the word here below from Oxford hard copy dictionary:

Paradox: "contrary to received opinion or expectation beyond contrary. A statement or tenet contrary to received opinion or belief. Discordant with what is held to be established truth. Self contradictory absurd, or at variance with common sense, though on investigation or when explained it may prove to be well founded - essentially true. 

Scriptures that prove why God would use Paradox.


2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version (KJV)

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.



God wants his children to Study. It is a command and it pleases God when we dig in and search. It also requires knowledge of Rightly Dividing the Word; i.e. Dispensational truth = The Law vs Grace as Example. See study on Dispensationalism and why it's imperative to understand God's word: 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI4CteEFxOk&feature=youtu.be




Luke 19:42

“Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.” 

God's Judgement to hide the truth from those who refuse to see.

1 Corinthians 1:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:





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