The clearest sensation that a human being has when he experiences the holy is an overpowering and overwhelming sense of creatureliness. That is, when we are aware of the presence of God, we become most aware of ourselves as creatures. When we meet the Absolute, we know immediately that we are not absolute. When we meet the Infinite, we become acutely conscious that we are finite. When we meet the Eternal, we know that we are temporal. To meet God is a powerful study in contrasts.

R.C. Sproul, The Holiness of God (Minneapolis, 1985), page 63.

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