Does creative art have any power to reveal truth about God? God himself, the most creative artist of all, reveals the answer in Romans 1:20
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”
His eternal power??? His divine nature???
The supreme artist proclaimed that an enormous body of essential truth could be known from observing his art. This doesn’t excuse us from the responsibility of proclaiming propositional truth in spoken word, but we have no choice but to conclude that creative art has both inspirational and rational power to reveal truth about God.
If God had not trusted the power of his artistic creation to reveal truth, he would have engraved John 3:16 on the petal of each rose.
If he had, I doubt we would take a picture of it. According to Romans 1:20 the message is already there……it’s in the art.