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What do you mean by "know"?
All my life I have strived to know Jesus . . .
How come God can't DIRECTLY and personally address his most heartfelt believers?
originally posted by: ArtemisE
Christianity is just one of many controls mechanisms of the ancient world. It's the ultimate big brother. A 24/7 video camera who sees all you do and think . So act how we tell you or you'll be tortured for all eternity..... Oh and if your really faithful you'll send money.
If you want proof there isn't any, oh and don't forget anything that contradicts what we tell you is the devil trying to confuse you.
It's brilliant really, the most ingenious control mechanism known to man.
originally posted by: jmdewey60
What I suspect is that you may be asking for something that really isn't high priority on Jesus' agenda.
If you look at the gospels, what you find is a person who wants other people to go out of their way to go out and evangelize in his name.
I think that if you were doing that, working at bringing people to Jesus, then Jesus would come to you in a very real way, in order to help you in your preaching the gospel,
If you are just looking for benefits that an all-powerful entity should be capable of giving out, then maybe Jesus isn't really interested in those wants.
originally posted by: Akragon
HE does, but perhaps you're expecting something in human form... or an actual person...
God speaks to people every day... but most don't hear him
Whatever form or whatever is expected shouldn't matter. God would have the power to make himself known to whomever he was trying to make himself known, whatever way that may be. He would have the power to easily make sure you actually knew it was him and would remember it.