Can god be seen?
God is invisible and cannot be seen.
There shall no man see me, and live. Exodus 33:20
No man hath seen God at any time. John 1:18, 4:12
And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. John 5:37
Not that any man hath seen the Father. John 6:46
The invisible God Colossians 1:15
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. 1 Timothy 1:17
Whom no man hath seen nor can see. 1 Timothy 6:16
Many have seen him.
Abraham saw God several times.
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. Genesis 12:7
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him…. Genesis 17:1
And the Lord appeared unto him [Abrham] in the plains of Mamre. Genesis 18:1
And I [God] appeared unto Abraham. Exodus 6:3
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran Acts 7:2
Isaac saw him twice.
And the LORD appeared unto him [Isaac], and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of. Genesis 26:2
And the LORD appeared unto him [Isaac] the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not.Genesis 26:24
And I appeared unto … Isaac. Exodus 6:3
Who was God’s firstborn son?
Thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn. Exodus 4:22
Ephraim is my [God’s] firstborn. Jeremiah 31:9
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:29
… his dear Son … Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. Colossians 1:13-15
Can God be found?
God will be found by those who seek Him.
If thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:3-5
Those that seek me early shall find me. Proverbs 8:17
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8, Luke 11:9-10
God will not be found by those who seek Him.
The cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not. Psalm 18:41
Then shall they call upon me but I will not answer; they shall seek me early but shall not find me. Proverbs 1:28
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. Lamentations 3:8
Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through. Lamentations 3:44
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13:24
What does the earth set upon?
He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing. Job 26:7
The pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and he hath set the world upon them. 1 Samuel 2:8
Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. Job 9:6
Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Mark 16:20
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. John 3:2
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. John 20:30
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know. Acts 2:22
An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.Matthew 12:39, 16:4
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation. Mark 8:12
This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. Luke 11:29
Was Abraham justified by faith or works?
He was justified by faith.
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory. Romans 4:2
He was justified by works.
Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? James 2:21
Did Jesus tell his disciples everything?
Jesus told his disciples everything.
For all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15
There were some things that Jesus didn’t tell them.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. John 16:12
Did Jesus baptize anyone?
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. John 3:22
Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples. John 4:2
When will the end of the world come?
Before the gospel is preached to all the cities of Israel.
Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. Matthew 10:23
After the gospel is preached to all the nations of the earth.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.Matthew 24:14
Is God the creator of evil?
Behold, this evil is of the Lord. 2 Kings 6:33
I … create evil. Isaiah 45:7
What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? Job 2:10
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? Lamentations 3:38
Shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?< Amos 3:6
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. Psalm 5:4
God is love. 1 John 4:8
Does God forgive sins?
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. 1 John 1:9
God … will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. Joshua 24:19
Does God love everyone?
Yes, God is love and he loves everyone.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:8
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16
No, God hates some people.
He hates entire nations sometimes.
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. Leviticus 20:23
He hates all workers of iniquity.
Thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Psalm 5:5
He hates wicked people and those who love violence.
I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings. Hosea 9:15
To God the wicked and his wickedness are hateful alike. Wisdom 14:9
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Psalm 11:5
He hates false witnesses and busibodies.
These six things doth the LORD hate … A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16, 19
And (for some strange reason) he hates Esau.
And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Malachi 1:3
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. Romans 9:13
When Was Jesus born?
Before 4 BCE.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king. Matthew 2:1
There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. … After those days his wife Elisabeth conceived. … And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said … thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. Luke 1:5-31
Herod the Great died in 4 BCE.
Wikipedia: Herod the Great
After 6 CE.
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) … Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, in Judea … To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. Luke 2:1-4
Quirinius (Cyrenius) became governer of Syria in 6 CE, nine years after king Herod’s death.
When was the ressurection supposed to happen?
From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and ON the third day be raised.
Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and AFTER three days rise again.
“The Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and ON the third day be raised.”
“The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and AFTER the third day he will be raised.”
The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days AFTER being killed, he will rise again.”
“See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and ON the third day he will be raised.”
“See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and AFTER three days he will rise again.”
“See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be handed to the Gentiles; and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon. After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and ON the third day he will rise again.”
The End Times
Matt 24:34 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
Mark 13:30 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
Luke 21:32 I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.
The context of these passages describes the the second coming and the end time. “But in those days, following that distress, “’the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.”
It is now 20 centuries later.
The two contradictory creation accounts.
The Book of Genesis begins with two contradictory creation accounts (1:1-2:3 and 2:4-3:24). In the first, God created humans (male and female) after he finishes making all of the other animals. In the second, God made one man (“Adam”) and then created all of the animals in order to find a helpmeet for Adam. God brought all of the animals to Adam, but none of them appealed to him. So God made a woman from one of Adam’s ribs to serve his helpmeet.
Here are two of the more obvious contradictions between the two creation accounts.
In the first creation story, humans are created after the other animals.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:25-27
In the second story, humans were created before the other animals.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Genesis 2:18-19
In the first creation story, the first man and woman were created simultaneously.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:25-27
In the second account, the man was created first, then the animals, then the woman from the man’s rib.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them…. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:18-22