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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lightweight Answers for Heavyweight Questions-24

Today’s question is:  “Why can’t we see God ?”

The simplest answer is: “Because we all die when we see God as He is”

The followings are the quotations from the Word of God telling us why man cannot see God;


But, He said, “you cannot see My face, for no one may see Me and live.”(Exodus 33:20)

“Who alone is immortal and Who lives in unapproachable light, Whom no one has seen or can see. To him be Honor and Might forever. Amen.”  (1 Timothy 6:16)

So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” (Genesis 32:30)

“Then I will remove My hand and you will see My back; but My face must not be seen.” (Exodus 33:23)

“No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, Who is at the Father's side, has made Him known.” (John 1:18)


This is well explained by Rabbi Jehudah;

“Of that divine glory mentioned in the Scripture, there is one degree which the eyes of the prophets were able to explore; another which all the Israelites saw, as the cloud and consuming fire; the third is so bright, and so dazzling, that no mortal is able to comprehend it; but should anyone venture to look on it, his whole frame would be dissolved.”

In such inconceivable splendor is the Divine Majesty revealed to the inhabitants of the celestial world, where he is said to “dwell in the light which no man can approach unto.”

 By the “face of God,” therefore, we are to understand that light inaccessible before which angels may stand, but which would be so insufferable to mortal eyes, that no man could see it and live.

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