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GOD does not "need to understand" anything, and is not "withholding" answers.
Your "God" has no consciousness, not being a person,
Thx, wildtimes, can you endure your riddles.
The thead title is about God being, or not being a person.
Trying to give GOD a human shape and human qualities is, in my opinion, quite jejune...and inappropriate.
It is not about whether God is a human or not.
God is not a free-willed member of the human race who sits up on a cloud and watches while he's picking his nose and getting up the motivation to fix the mess humans have made.
Many actually think this, and this is not of good.
Well, welcome back jhill!!! I wondered if you were lurking (or hovering, or whatever you do)....and I'm glad you joined in. I'd hoped you would....
Now, in your post you said "many actually think this." I'm not sure what "this" refers to. That he is not a human or a person? Or that he is a person?
I was referring to your post about him just sitting above and watching.
He actually is doing more fixing than speaking, because of where man has come as a whole.
Got it. So, God is present and active. That's what you're saying, right? I agree with that.
I think a lot of people are just assuming "he's on break" or something. Frankly I'm weary of all the "doomsday" stuff - it creates stagnance and dissonance and hopelessness and a sense of futility. Oughtn't God to -- get busy, for lack of a better term -- being a little more "apparent"?
You see, I think everything is occurring the way it's meant to, and that people are just impatient and looking for some huge undeniable earth-shattering arrival of something that's already here, already at work, and moving at the pace appropriate for what it is.
So, in that case, "faith" is believing that there is forward momentum whether we can see it or not. "Above" includes entities unseen and subtle, but even they are not "GOD." They are part of CREATION, keeping it from expiring...
(I don't get what's with mosquitoes, poison ivy, or ticks, though. Bad news. Memo didn't reach my inbox. They just "are." )
Your "God" has no consciousness, not being a person, so has no understanding or answers to either reveal or keep secret.