This is a very common question from both believers and skeptics. Believers often feel like God is distant and want to experience more of Him. Skeptics say that if God wanted everyone to believe then he should just show up and reveal himself to everyone. Either way, God’s distance and hiddenness seem unreasonable. Why doesn’t God make his existence more obvious? Listen below for my response!
Links mentioned in the show:
- Scientism and Secularism with J. P. Moreland
- Why is God so hidden?
- Rethinking the Hiddenness of God
- Fearless Prayer with Craig Hazen
- Resource websites for intellectual questions: Stand to Reason, Sean McDowell, Reasonable Faith, Reasons to Believe
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March 26, 2019 at 7:49 pm
We can’t go by our feelings but must stand on the inerrant Word of God. Our feelings depend on outside stimuli and how it effects us. Gods promises never change. Standing in prayer with you on this truth 🙏
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March 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm