Who is God?: I cannot prove the existence of God. I also cannot prove that He doesn’t exist. Neither can anybody else. But the Bible teaches us that He does reveal Himself, through His creation, through signs and wonders, through history and in countless other ways.
For some it is all the proof they need. For others, these things are coincidental occurrences. The debate is as old as time.
God cannot be seen
We cannot see God. He is spirit. Perhaps He is pure energy, pure logic or intellect. With that would come being all powerful. When did God start? I don’t know.
There are so many unanswered questions, which leads me to the conclusion that we accept the existence of God by faith, not necessarily by fact. Religion aside, most every human being on earth has a sense of God, or something bigger then themselves.
Some groups of people express their faith in God by having a deep respect for nature. They are trying to explain what they cannot prove or deny. They search.
I was once told by a man that until God spoke to him personally, in a clear audible voice, he would never believe in God. It doesn’t work that way.
The Bible reveals Him to us
For many of us, He has revealed Himself through the pages of the Bible. There is much of the Bible that is honestly beyond my understanding. But because Scripture is spiritually discerned, you’re not supposed to understand everything until the correct time comes for you.
It’s like being spoon fed. You sip, then you chew solid food, then you gobble it up. Your mind opens up and that which you couldn’t understand yesterday, or for years, suddenly becomes clear and simple. It’s quite an adventure.
The Bible tells us about the God of Abraham
Jews, Christians and Muslims worship the God of Abraham. Jews and Christians worship the God of Abraham, Issac (his son) and Jacob (his grandson), following the history of His chosen people the Jews. The Hebrew Bible follows God’s chosen people through their captivity in Egypt, to their exodus to the promised land.
Christians worship the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, through the establishment of Israel, and the succession of Kings. But it was through King David, that the Chosen One, Jesus the Messiah came. The New Testament of the Bible describes when God was made man in the form of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians worship God through Jesus.
Jews and Muslims do not recognize Jesus as the Son of God and the savior of mankind. They might call him a prophet, a good man, a rabbi (teacher), but they stop there and do not consider him God.
The Bible is God’s word and it is perfect
For Christian and Jewish believers, all of God’s word in the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, is perfect and essential to understanding. The Old Testament of the Bible describes who He is. It further describes how God sees the world and mankind. It unfolds in the history of the Jewish people, starting with Abraham and through the ages. Then, for Christians, the New Testament describes Jesus. It is one, contiguous story.
However, for Jews, the story ends at Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament. Jews believe their Messiah will yet come and they wait. Even though Jesus came as a Jew, most Jews do not believe He was their promised Messiah.
The Bible mentions only Jews and Gentiles not Christians
There are no Christians mentioned in the Bible, only Jews and Gentiles(everyone who is not Jewish). Both Jews and Gentiles can be followers of Jesus. Christians are Gentiles who follow Christ and recognize Jesus as God and as their savior.
Accepting the Bible by faith helps us to understand
We cannot prove God exists, so we can only accept Him and His word and His Messiah by faith. Jews have their beliefs, Muslims have theirs and Christians have theirs.
The three faith groups may start with Abraham, but they go in different directions. Sadly, any rift between Jews and Christians centers on the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians, however, accept and believe every word of the Jewish Bible. Three religions. Three completely different understandings.
You must walk your own path to understanding
In the final analysis, trying the prove the existence of God is beyond my ability. I can tell you what I believe, what I have heard and read and experienced in the Bible. But you have your own path to walk.