The Basis For Our Belief

Q. God revealed himself to people in OT times by super natural things (fire, cloud, burning bushes, etc). In NT times until present it seems that God does not reveal himself supernaturally anymore. I have heard it said that God revealed himself in three parts as the holy trinity. The first was God the father as the super natural, the second was God the Son Jesus as a literal human, and finally God the Spirit as in the day of Pentecost until now. Maybe its where I live or the times (or maybe something else) but it seems harder and harder to see or hear God. Could you share your ideas about this?

A. In Old Testament times evidence of God’s existence was the basis for belief. People knew there was a God because He periodically sent unmistakable signs of His presence.

On the evening after the Lord’s resurrection, all the disciples except Thomas saw Him. Thomas refused to believe their stories until he had personally seen and touched the Lord. When he did, the following week, he bowed before the Lord and worshiped Him. The Lord replied, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)

By this He meant that in the age of the Church faith would be the basis for our belief, rather than physical evidence. Because of this, the Church is blessed above all believers, the ones through whom He has chosen to show the incomparable riches of his grace in ages yet to come (Ephesians 2:7).

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1)

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