This question requires some setup.
First of all I have to say that I am not trying to advertise myself in doing this, but I need to ask the question and this seems like the best place to do so.
I run a YouTube channel where I cover a lot of different things. Currently, I am doing an ambitious series on the question, “What is Truth?” Now I want to say right off the bat that this series is aimed at people to try and get them thinking about if there is a God or not. I already have a methodology as to how I plan on going about making this series, but there is something I need help with.
I am covering this playlist in the form of answering a who, what, when, where, why, how answers to truth, but I am setting this up as a riddle for this criteria and as such I have a different order so as to not make it too obvious about how I am using this method. So the order is going to be this:
But along with this, I am using an alternate way of talking about truth which lines up with these other things. Those other things are in this order in terms of Truth:
Now, I’ve taken these categories and separated them into the forms of truth that are known and unknown. Categorical, Material, and Scientific as the known and the Metaphysical, Moral, and Symbolic as the unknown.
So I currently have to talk about God in a Material sense while also talking about God in both a known and unknown way.
I know I could talk about Jesus as the “Known” God as it pertains to YHWH’s unknown nature, but I’m not sure I want to go that route for 2 reasons.
- I’d like to leave talking about Jesus in the “Why” of Truth, which would be the last of the series.
- I need to know if Christianity is the only religion where God becomes a materialistic thing in Jesus.
For this video, I’d like to keep to talking about the Material nature of God from things found in the OT and NOT the NT. This way I can work up to talking about Jesus later. I know God, or an incarnation of Christ was seen by some people in the OT so that is what I want to talk about. References of these instances are welcomed as well as answering how I can talk about God as a Material thing while leaving an option open to talking about how God is an unknown entity.
Sorry for the long post. Hope I get some good answers here.