Where Is God?
Where is God? Have you ever asked why He doesn't reveal Himself, if He does exist after all? Well, the truth of the matter is that God exists and He has revealed Himself very clearly.
Through creation, from the smallest atomic particles to the entire universe, there is remarkable order. This order points to a sane Creator who created that order. In fact, God has revealed himself so clearly though his amazing creation, that we are without excuse (see Romans 1:20-22). Have you seen any of those shows like "Life" on TV which talk about how amazing God's creation is?
God also revealed Himself to mankind throughout history. God revealed Himself from the creation of mankind (Adam and Eve). God revealed Himself to Abram (Abraham) who was called out of the post-Babel nations and promised by God to be the father of the nation of Israel (Genesis 12:2, 17:5-6). God even came to earth 2,000 years ago (Jesus Christ) and completely changed history forevermore.
So why hasn't He revealed Himself more? If God so desired, He could simply appear and try to prove to the whole world that He exists. But if He did that, people would not neccesarily believe, and many would not. Remember, Jesus came to the earth before, and although many believed, many still doubted. If He revealed Himself so there was no need for faith, God would not be plased and we wouldn't please Him, for as the Bible clearly states, faith is what pleases God. We are promised in the Bible that we will be rewarded for our faithwould not be rewarded for our faith. “Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed’” (John 20:29). So if God were to come back to earth and reveal Himself to every person, he would not only lose His pleasure, but we would also lose our blessing.
You see, what matters is God's perspective, not ours. He sees the big picture and everything is for Him, not us. God created billions of us and because we rebelled, and most of us will reject God every day of our lifetime, we will end up in hell where we get what we wished for, the absence of God. Those in hell will continue to sin for all eternity, left to their carnality. God reveals Himself to everyone justly and people end up either acepting Him or rejecting Him. Genuine conversion is what reveals this and this will produce spiritual growth or what the Bible also calls "fruit." A false conversion, or no conversion at all, will produce sin and rebellion, which, like I said, continues eternally in hell.
Remember, if God seems distant, you are the one who is distant, not Him. Sin seperates you from God and God, who is perfectly holy and pure, can't be in the presence of sin or evil. Without holiness, no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
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