Why does God only reveal himself to some people?

It's been a while since I chimed in, and I have a lot of post ideas simmering, but in the mean time, here's an article that I found absolutely fascinating.

Why does god reveal himself to some people and not to others?

The article discusses free will, informed consent, hide and seek, heaven, and asks all kinds of interesting questions.

Let me know what you think!

Never stop questioning,


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for finding this article Val, this was one of the most pressing questions I had as I slowly lost my faith. I already believed so why couldn't I hear god, or see him in my life? I heard personal stories of people's faith being vindicated in that way, and of people who converted after god "proved" himself to them. So what made them more special?

    I was told the line about free will, but that would mean the faithful that told me that god revealed himself to them were liars or delusional. And it would also mean that the stories in the Torah and New Testament of god revealing himself to people were fictional, or something had changed since 50CE.

    And where were the stories of people that spoke to god, that knew without a doubt he existed, but choose not to worship him? If we have free will certainly there would be some people that would choose that path. But there is no category for people who believe in god's existence but say that we shouldn't worship him, except in stories from the bible. Again, are those stories fictional, or has something fundamental in the relationship between man and god changed since the last pupil of the apostles put down their pen?

    The world written about in the Bible is one where the existence of Yahweh and other gods is clear. No one denies they exist, but they can choose to worship or not worship anyway. But our world isn't like that. People aren't like that today. One is a world where the existence of a supreme being is unambiguous and explains the world. The other is a world where the supreme being confounds the majority of the world, and whose existence would give us more questions about the world than it answered.

    Maybe he exists, but if so he's making sure any justifiable reason for believing in him is withheld from me.


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