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Why is God invisible? Why can't he become visible?

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He is also known as the Holy Spirit. SPIRIT:). He could become visible, since he has the power to do anything. He chooses not to because he wants us to have faith based not on seeing, but believing.


Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29

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But why so?
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so that we can learn to trust Him, which is nessisary to survive.
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Why would he want us to believe in something which we can't see? There are many other ways to check one's faith.
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Not being able to see God is one of the ultimate tests of our faith. Some deny the existence of God, simply because they have no evidence. It is human nature for us to have to see to believe. If we can't love God without having proof, then we aren't worthy enough to enter His kingdom.
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Agreed with spaklez.
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Amen!
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@JJ21 But it's too much, isn't it?
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What is too much? lol
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yeah, what?
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It sounds like this god had nothing to say since we have decided what it's doing and why!
The problem is we humans consider ourselves the centre of universe. That's why this god's thoughts and actions are just about us.
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If someone say "He/She is God". Are we all supposed to believe it?
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Just reiterating God's Word to help others. God created humanity as unique creatures. We have souls and we fall into temptation. Much of His word speaks o f humans, but much also God Himself.
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What??
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@JJ21 & Eternity; So you guys don't have answer for my last question?
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@reeffgfg: To answer your question, if someone said they were God, it would be your choice to follow them. However, Jesus was and only will be the only god that can arrive to us in human form. Anyone else who says so is merely an idol. We will certainly know when Jesus comes again.
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what? the 'WHAT?' that isn't a real q.
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@JJ21 So how about someone comes to you and say he is Jesus, will you ask for proof(which God never expects from a believer)?
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Haha, well the next coming of Jesus will be glorified. The earth will be ending. I will know, as a believer from what God has told us in the Bible. No, Jesus will not be standing on some street corner, trying to convince everyone he is God. Everyone will know, even those who refused to believe.
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jESUS isn't coming till we are gone.... so no (we, as christians)
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@JJ21 I'm not fully convinced. But thank you very much.
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Your welcome :)
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Until when you want to continue with "god is real because the book says so and the book is real because its word of god"?
It's word of god who speaks to only 50% of humanity by the way. Women are not spoken to. Like I said before, you haven't read the bible. It's been read to you. Go read it carefully. Perhaps only then, you can see that a book that was written by various authors, some unknown, and were picked and chose some 250 years later by a group supervised by an emperor who had huge interests involved, and had lots of parts of it dismissed by ordinary man, could be simply just another book.
And by the way, Jesus came. Guess what? So called believers couldn't stand him.
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i dunno what ur talking about, but I HAVE read the Bible.... very carefully. FAITH is the key. Dur
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Your offensive comments are unnecessary. I have read the Bible. 'Interpreter,' if you call yourself, you appear to have interpreted wrong. God created the woman from the man, if you read the Bible correctly. Therefore, He speaks to humanity as men. I don't think He would leave women out for some vague reason. What makes the Bible so extraordinary, is that it has books from 40 different authors all writing testimonials based on the same faith, in order with the same events, all inspired by God's actual word. What also catches my attention is the fact so many Christians were persecuted, with the option to deny their first-hand witnesses with a risen Jesus.

If you had truly read the Bible, you would understand Jesus is coming again. When He does come for his second time, it will be the end of the world, and sin will be conquered.

If I believe in God, simply because of a book, you are clearly mistaken. For that matter, I would be believing the accounts of every book in existence. Amusing.
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I again agree with sparkelz
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It's interesting how you call comments that you don't like "offensive". Oh and yes. God created woman "from" man. What else do I have to add. Now tell me, is it truly word of god that 2 she-bears get out of the wood and tear part 42 of them young ones simply because they bothered some bald guy and got cursed? Now I have never said there's no wisdom in the book whatsoever. But I'm saying there's also so much in it that can make me really wonder how you for example don't see any of it.
And don't get "offended". Try to educate me. I'm open. But you will have to hear my story as well. It's not Spanish Inquisition. And you can't use terminology to make me shut up.
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Sir, are you under the influence or narcotics?
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Lol. Really! I don't think I need to add anything at this time. It looks like you're looking for a shortcut. And that's absolutely fine.
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No shortcut, friend. Your arguments are highly irrelevant, which makes me wonder...Anyways, you have mistaken the whole point of this answer. The asker asked "Why is God invisible? Why can't he become visible?," to which I replied an answer based on the principles of the Christian religion, because that is the only religion I can speak of accurately. You missed the point completely. I don't wish to continue this discussion since I would rather keep a good, healthy debate with someone who actually does know what they are talking about. You may have the last word if you wish, friend. Good day, and peace be with you.
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This is one of those things that have repeatedly practiced by those who weren't successful using logic explaining a belief system that is not based on logic anyway. Accusations and allegations; witchcraft, possessed and I guess now being under the influence of whatever and oh yeah not knowing what one is talking about. No dear. I didn't miss the point. I spoke. And I will as long as its necessary. I have CHOSEN to not be blind or brainwashed! Peace be with you too.
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Because that's all he'll ever be and always has ever been.

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Were you really trying to help?
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But......... I felt like you repeated the question.
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I didn't, I answered it as honestly as possible.
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Ok... Thanks for the try.
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I didn't vote for anyone to be my god...
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Why do u think he is person?.

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He wants to see who the believers are.

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Tricky!!
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He knows already, are you telling me your almighty god doesn't know? So he has to check?
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He did become visible and most still didn't believe in him. JESUS......EMMANUEL (god with us)

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I would say best answer so far.... :)
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Because gods are imaginary.

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@zinghunter: you beat me to it ;)
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Nope- all. Your particular variety is no different.
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Au contraire
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Prove it. Without evidence there's no reason for me to believe in your Canaanite sky deity over, say, Zeus or Shiva or Odin.
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I think Zeus is actually cool
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I was always a fan of Norse and Egyptian mythology. Far more interesting ham Christian mythology, which is basically rehashed Canaanite, Sumerian, and Zoroastrian mythology.
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Why do you think of god as an invisible thing hiding somewhere up there? The god you should be looking for, is already inside you. Go find a way to make peace with being who you are.

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Why inside? Why can't he stand in front?
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He stands in front,in back, next to you. And most of all within you.
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I want to see him, I really want to.
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Reef, listen! If you want to see god, fine. But go educate yourself first. Because you need tools for seeing. Imagine education is X-ray. You just can't see things like that with ordinary eyes. Read and research as much as you can and please don't think I mean bible of referring to any just one source. Do your share and one day you can see "your" god.
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One day you will see OUR GOD and you will be judged. Not by me by The Lord
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If its only your god, then perhaps he doesn't have the right to judge me.
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Right now ; God is a spirit and we are flesh. BUT when He returns we will all be spirits. We just have to wait. He talks about bodies in First Corinthians 38-42 *******

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

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Good verses needing a bit of context. Star
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FAITH that's all there is. BELIEVING in what is not seen. It is a beautiful gift from GOD.

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He did He came as Jesus.

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Jesus is the son of God. Two different men!!!!! Both have bodies.
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Mythical concepts struggle to become visible.

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Maybe he's really self conscious about his looks... :P...

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If he made ME in his own image I'm sure you're right!
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We imagine every person in the this world combined..... All that acne.....
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LoL
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The simple response to this question would be. " It is because we cannot see Him"

But in reality if God was visible, everyone would want to capture Him and own Him. That would be a big problem.

Since He (or They if you see God as a Parent) is not visible, we cannot touch Him but we can own His love. That is fine with me.

But He isn't. There are those who see the signature of the Deity all around them, the handiwork of God is as plain as day, so your very statement signifies a degree of 'not-knowing' that does not apply to all.

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Think about the opening lines from this well-known hymn:
"Immortal, invisible, God only wise
In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes."

Now cast your mind back a few thousand years to the time when people thought that anything that couldn't be explained should be attributed to the gods. Can you imagine a more appropriate description of a sun god than "in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes"?

Sure, we can see God. He makes his journey through the sky every day, just as he did when Abraham and his ilk looked up and wondered. And the ancients were no dummies. They knew that if they looked on the face of God for too long they'd go blind.

I suppose it's still true to some extent. Too much time spent in pursuit of an invisible being can leave you blind to reason.

It's rather like intellectual onanism. ;-)

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Because he is spiritual. Our world is physical, so we are unable to even imagine what it is. He does not have a body. It's very complex and deep

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Why would the almighty God not have a body and we get to have one? That is what our existence is .. A body and spirit combined. God has an exalted glorified body. We will all receive our bodies in the resurrection.
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Well, it's impossible for us to comprehend, anything spiritual as it is beyond our means. He is not bound by anything physical
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He has both and everything else. He is God. Alpha and Omega
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God is comprehendible if you have the truth.
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I believe he has a glorified body just as His Son Jesus Christ does. This is why we came to earth ... To receive a body. After we die our spirit and body will be reunited as Jesus's was

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There are many invisible processes. I may be thinking of my mother; the thought process is invisible, yet I can see and hear her in my mind. You cannot see the spirit of a man, yet everyone (well, almost everyone) accepts it as a metaphysical construct. A computer executes a program that can be visualized as code, but is transformed into a process when run. Memory consists of physical changes to the brain, but are not merely the physical changes. They are often indistinguishable from real life.
Secondly, that which is physical is subject to laws of physics. It's evident from the nature of God that He is spirit, not material. Think of time and space as woven together, with a beginning and an end. He is not the weaving, but the Weaver.

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If He is spirit, how we're we created in His image?
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That helps a lot
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Mankind is likewise spirit. In fact, when God breathes his spirit into man, he becomes a living being. The Hebrew is quite picturesque. In implies that God's spirit is what imparts eternal life. It is why it is said that God breathes his spirit into man, and on death, it is that spirit that returns to God. Of no other animal is this said, it makes us utterly unique. It is my belief that this is the image: God's spirit forms our spirit, much like a builder makes a home, and he inhabits us when we become believers. He dwells with us, and when we die, we go to be with him; as he says, "where I am, you may be also."
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Seems kind of confusing
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Shiny, do you believe in the resurrection? Do you celebrate Easter?
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Yes and yes. I am not your typical Jew.
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He did, 2000 years ago he became a man his name is Jesus Christ. and god shows himself everyday, just look closely

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Jesus was God in human form. If you need to see God.... Look at Jesus.
God is love/ mercy/compassion.
And a Just person(God is a JUST God).

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