Unorthodox Thesis Posted January 7, 2006 #126 Share Posted January 7, 2006 (edited) God being a physical entity. Which you assumed was to be taken literally. I did not say that God was a physical entity. The Bible says that God is Spirit. I said that He was physical in appearance. Infact, I am not the first one to say that. Time and time again, witnesses claim that God can be seen, and that He lives in the sky. Job 22:12 "Is not God in the height of heaven? And see the highest stars, how lofty they are!" 2 Chr 30:27 "Then the priests, the Levites, arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard; and their prayer came up to His holy dwelling place, to heaven." Jonah 1:9 And he said to them, "I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land." God's physical appearance is real: Exodus 24:11 But on the nobles of the children of Israel He did not lay His hand. So they saw God, and they ate and drank. (NKJ) Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." (NKJ) Exodus 33:18-23 And he said, "Please, show me Your glory." Then He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live." And the LORD said, "Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. "So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. "Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen." (NKJ) Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: "For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved." Judges 13:22-23 And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God!" But his wife said to him, "If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have told us such things as these at this time." (NKJ) Ps 68:17-18 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of thousands; the Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place. You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive; you have received gifts among men, even from the rebellious, that the LORD God might dwell there. (NKJ) Physical actions: Genesis 6:9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. (NKJ) So, then. How can you say that God does not have a physical appearance, when we are made in His image? How can you say that He defies space when He has a location? How can I say that He is physical in appearance and that He indeed has physical attributes? Becuase it is in the scriptures, and as I've said before, I believe in the scriptures, not the pulpit. It is a human conceptualization that God is a vauge etheral being up there somewhere, or nowhere, but everywhere. It is in the scriptures, that His Spirit is among us, yes, but do you limit God by saying that He is only spirit? Is that all He is? We have a spirit, but we also have a body and a mind. How can you demean God by saying that He does not have a physical presence? We are made in His image. We look like Him. He has looks and physical attributes. It is not so hard to understand. It is in the Bible, and the Bible says that God's spirit is among us, but His physical presence is far from us. Once His physical presence arrives, you will not question this reality. Edited January 7, 2006 by Norman Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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