Sunday, March 15, 2020

Interaction With The Problem Of Divine Hiddenness

        God gave the Jews plenty of signs, yet they still did not trust Him (Matthew 12:39; 16:4). Consider, for example, them making a golden calf after being miraculously rescued from Egypt. The problem is not so much evidential as it is our sinful heart.

        God has revealed Himself to us. He has given to us special revelation (Luke 16:29-31). He has revealed Himself to us through creation (Romans 1:20). He has revealed Himself to us through the Person of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-3). He speaks to us daily through the Holy Scriptures.

       He has given us sufficient evidence for His existence. God does not want to overwhelm our free will with too many miracles, which have specific purposes. This serves as a springboard for another point.

        If miracles happened frequently, then they would cease to be miracles. They could no longer be used for the specific purposes that God ordains. Miracles would be ordinary events which no longer capture our attention.

        God has not manifested Himself directly to human beings throughout most of history. So, it should not prove to be shocking or embarrassing to us that He does not right now.

        The question should not so much be why God does not reveal Himself to us in a more obvious way, but when is enough evidence enough? There are people who would not be satisfied even if God spoke audibly to them.

1 comment:

  1. The Jews don’t trust God, because they don’t know who God is, perhaps just like the Christians, they don’t know God either.
    When the true God, the Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20) came to His own, the Jews, they crucified Him, and when He came to the Gentiles, they put Him on the back-burner and proclaimed this unknowable god to be their god and their father Jehovah or Yahweh.