The Question, “Why Doesn’t God Reveal Himself More Clearly?”

  • Many skeptics, seekers, and even believers will ask the question, “If God exists why doesn’t he reveal himself more clearly?”  In answering this question we must keep in mind the following considerations.
  • God is not a physical, material being. He is spirit (John 4:24). And as a spirit God is invisible to us (1 Timothy 1:17).
  • God is also holy (Revelation 4:8). He is morally perfect and has no sin. God, in his awesome holiness, says that if any sinful being should see his face they would not survive (Exodus 33:18-23).
  • Even though God is invisible he tells us that if we seek him he can be found; and this is God’s desire for his creation (Jeremiah 29:13; Acts 17:27).
  • God has not kept himself hidden, he has revealed himself to us in a number of ways: through creation (Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:20); in the inspired word of God, the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1; Luke 24:27); and ultimately in his son, Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3).
  • God further reveals himself through the lives of believers, the Church, those who have trusted in Jesus Christ and have received the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 John 4:11-13).
  • While we cannot see God in this life, anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ will be given the right to be called a child of God (John 1:12); and one day all God’s children will see him face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; Revelation 22:3-5).

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