If God wanted people to believe in him, it seems like it would be wise on his part to show himself to everyone. But everyone agrees that knowledge of God, if he exists, hasn’t happened in that sort of way. But while God doesn’t typically appear to people in visions or dramatic circumstantial experiences, the Bible insists a couple things: first, the reason he doesn’t is because it’s not safe for weak and sinful humanity to be exposed directly to the powerfully holy person of the deity; and second, that God has figured out a way to accommodate himself to his human creatures by becoming human in the person of Jesus of Nazareth and joining his eternal power and glory to him in such a way that we – by knowing Jesus in the way that all historical personages are able to be known – can have access to God himself.


Aaron Mueller
Chuck Rathert