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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesky22 View Post
    Yes, it’s a great question. Where is God? The question can be answered, but many will find the answer unsatisfactory. This aspec does not negate the answer tho...without revelation from God, we may never know the answer.



    Indeed.



    Well, Scripture contains some jewels about God. This is His revelation to us about our beginning, our condition and our future. Outside of this revelation, what can we know? We can hypothesize, does this count ? What if we hypothesize different facts?



    Just because we don’t see ‘miracles’ happen, does not mean they are not happening. Also, I think that the ability of God to draw and convert a sinner, is a miracle in and of itself. So, each person that comes to Christ [ on his knees ] , is a genuine miracle of God.

    Where is God?

    These are just my thoughts, based on scripture & logic based on scripture.

    God is a Spirit, ( John 4 ) that lives outside of our visible reality ( unless he breaks threw and shows you something
    ( Luke 1) .

    He dwells in unapproachable ‘light’. ( 1 Tim 6 )

    He’s morally perfect, in everyway. ( Matt 5 )

    He is Uncaused and Eternal. He’s always been. ( Job 36 )

    He’s not far from each one of us, in fact, right there in front us. ( Acts 17 )

    He lives in a different dimension, [ spiritual realm ? ] and yet has total abiltiy to control and interact with this one. ( Romans 8 )

    The Apostle Paul said, “Do you not know that you are the Temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

    This is a New Testament revelation.

    God never intended to live in a building, we his followers, are His Temple. This was always the plan.

    So, full circle, if your a Christian, “Where is God?

    Right in you.

    As a post edit, I will add, if God is not in us, someone else is. I don’t think there is any neutral ground here.
    to add to what you said,

    the child of God doesn't need to ask where is God, if He does ask then it is because of one of the two: he is not well taught or he has his theology all wrong

    the bible shows us that the man born again has God Indwelling him John 14:18,23. Paul to the church at Colosse describe the Mystery which the Prophet sought for and prophesied about as Christ In the Believer Colossians 1:26-27 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His [a]saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

    selah

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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthope View Post
    How do you answer this question that is posed more and more often by today's society?

    It is a legitimate question.

    If I said I was God, you'd demand proof.

    So how do you answer someone who asks this question of God?

    Point to scripture? That is 2000 years old.

    In the day of YouTube and video cameras, where are the miracles that Jesus said would accompany his followers?

    How do you answer these questions?
    where He has always been, available to the faithful to Him.
    Let there be Light

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    Re: Where is God?

    find a kids 100 piece puzzle, put in a jar.
    Ask him to shake it until the puzzle comes together.
    The odds for that to come together is a lot less than Evolution odds.

    Then start pointing out how complex the human body is.

    Which came first? Heart, Lungs, blood veins?

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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthope View Post
    How do you answer this question that is posed more and more often by today's society?

    It is a legitimate question.

    If I said I was God, you'd demand proof.

    So how do you answer someone who asks this question of God?

    Point to scripture? That is 2000 years old.

    In the day of YouTube and video cameras, where are the miracles that Jesus said would accompany his followers?

    How do you answer these questions?
    For the fatally skeptical, there is no proof that would satisfy. If a YouTube Video, "it was faked." If a miracle, "it was advanced technology." If a personal visitation, "it was an hallucination." Whatever proof is offered, there will be a rationalization to avoid it.

    Paul says that anyone who sleeps outside under the stars will come to know about God through all he has made. For anyone willing to see it with an open mind, the proof is there already.

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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by CadyandZoe View Post
    For the fatally skeptical, there is no proof that would satisfy. If a YouTube Video, "it was faked." If a miracle, "it was advanced technology." If a personal visitation, "it was an hallucination." Whatever proof is offered, there will be a rationalization to avoid it.

    Paul says that anyone who sleeps outside under the stars will come to know about God through all he has made. For anyone willing to see it with an open mind, the proof is there already.
    We're not talking fatally skeptical. We're talking reasonably skeptical.

    For example, to someone who is indoctrinated all their life that there is no God, and you come along and say there is a God, it is perfectly reasonable for that person to say "Where is the evidence?"

    True, there are those who will not believe no matter what. No historian claims that Jesus didn't exist, yet there are those who will insist that he never did. Yet, when someone asks how do you know that God is real, they want an answer that is more than just "Trust me."

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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthope View Post
    How do you answer this question that is posed more and more often by today's society?

    It is a legitimate question.

    If I said I was God, you'd demand proof.

    So how do you answer someone who asks this question of God?

    Point to scripture? That is 2000 years old.

    In the day of YouTube and video cameras, where are the miracles that Jesus said would accompany his followers?

    How do you answer these questions?
    If addressing an unbeliever I would tell him that God is hanging on a cross dying for your sins.

    If a believer, I'd tell him He is risen from the dead siitting a the right hand of the Father.

    (There is no knowing God apart from Jesus Christ.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthope View Post
    How do you answer this question that is posed more and more often by today's society?

    It is a legitimate question.

    If I said I was God, you'd demand proof.

    So how do you answer someone who asks this question of God?

    Point to scripture? That is 2000 years old.

    In the day of YouTube and video cameras, where are the miracles that Jesus said would accompany his followers?

    How do you answer these questions?
    If addressing an unbeliever I would tell him that God is hanging on a cross dying for your sins.

    If a believer, I'd tell him He is risen from the dead siitting a the right hand of the Father.

    (There is no knowing God apart from Jesus Christ.)
    ♪ Each day may Christ become clearer, His Cross dearer, Our Hope nearer. ♫

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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by crossnote View Post
    If addressing an unbeliever I would tell him that God is hanging on a cross dying for your sins.

    If a believer, I'd tell him He is risen from the dead siitting a the right hand of the Father.

    (There is no knowing God apart from Jesus Christ.)
    That would not be the proper way. 1 John 5:1 teaches us Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God ... , so they were believers in God but not yet in Jesus Christ. So preaching an unbeliever this would be pointless because they have to be regenerated by God to be able to believe this.

    Paul is showing us what to preach to unbelievers in Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein . If this is accepted and believed a regeneration has to follow — which is an act of God not of humans — and then you can preach Jesus Christ.

    Aristarkos

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    Re: Where is God?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristarkos View Post
    That would not be the proper way. 1 John 5:1 teaches us Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God ... , so they were believers in God but not yet in Jesus Christ. So preaching an unbeliever this would be pointless because they have to be regenerated by God to be able to believe this.

    Paul is showing us what to preach to unbelievers in Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein . If this is accepted and believed a regeneration has to follow — which is an act of God not of humans — and then you can preach Jesus Christ.

    Aristarkos

    Yet a person cannot be born again except through the Word. How will they know the Living God apart from Jesus Christ?

    Many believe in an Almighty Creator (e.g. Jewish faith and Islam) but reject the Son.

    Your formula seems to break down with the Philippian jailor...

    And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:27-31 KJV)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristarkos View Post
    That would not be the proper way. 1 John 5:1 teaches us Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God ... , so they were believers in God but not yet in Jesus Christ. So preaching an unbeliever this would be pointless because they have to be regenerated by God to be able to believe this.

    Paul is showing us what to preach to unbelievers in Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein . If this is accepted and believed a regeneration has to follow which is an act of God not of humans and then you can preach Jesus Christ.

    Aristarkos

    Yet a person cannot be born again except through the Word. How will they know the Living God apart from Jesus Christ?

    Many believe in an Almighty Creator (e.g. Jewish faith and Islam) but reject the Son.

    Your formula seems to break down with the Philippian jailor...

    And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:27-31 KJV)
    ♪ Each day may Christ become clearer, His Cross dearer, Our Hope nearer. ♫

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