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TWL 05e - God Is A Living Person

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God is not an imaginary being. He is real -- "the living God." He has a dwelling place called heaven. See 1 Kings 8:39. He can see and hear: "For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer." 1 Peter 3:12.

He thinks and remembers: "For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust." Psalm 103:14.

He is generous: "No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11.

He desires us to come to Him and find "help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16.

He is a personal God. The Bible speaks of Him as having a face, ears, eyes, lips, a mouth, hands, fingers. (See Exodus 31:18; Psalm 34:15; 89:34) Although the living God is a personal God, He is not limited to one place. He can be everywhere at once; He hears all, sees all, and knows all.

Though God is not bound with a physical body such as we have, yet He is a Person. He feels, He thinks, He loves, He forgives, He sympathizes with the problems and sorrows that we face. He enters into personal relationships with men. There is abundant evidence for this in the Bible.

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If God is personal and living, why does He need to speak to us through the Bible? Why can't He speak to us directly? Like He does with Abraham and Moses? Why do you need the Bible?
Haiku2016 on Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:17 am
Hello Haiku2016,

Thank you for reading this blog and thanks for commenting with a question.

There is a short answer to your question, and also a long one.

I will give you the short answer in this posting.

Firstly, we are unable to dictate when or how God speaks to a person. Secondly, God gives us the Bible as His Word to us. The Bible gives clear evidences of this fact. Why does God not speak to us His messages as a friend would, say, through a mobile phone? I still think it goes back to the first sentence in this paragraph. There is such a thing called God's will. God's will is that He gives His messages to men through the Bible. It is not His will to simply call us on the mobile phone, in today's situation, to give us His messages. Maybe this short answer raises more questions?
accomp on Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Actually, according to the Bible, God does appear and speak directly to us. Not just in the Old Testament but also in the New. Revelation is a direct appearance of God to John. Jesus even said, "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." John 14:12

But, actually, no Christian has since done anything greater than Jesus nor even the things He had done. Jesus promised that "Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

But life since Jesus has not been anything as inspirational as it was during His time. Nothing even close. In none of the great Billy Graham revival "meetings" (what do you call them?) did Billy (or any of the other great evangelists) feed anything like 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread. Mother Teresa did no miraculous healing of the kind that Jesus did, where He just touched people and they are healed. These are obviously people who not only believe and who are also obviously doing His will. Why are their acts so ordinary compared to His? Didn't He promise that they will do greater things?
Haiku2016 on Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:59 am

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