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Can God be known?

A man kneeling to prayGod may be closer than you think, but can God be known?

The wonderful truth is yes.

But to answer this fully, I have got some more questions which I will provide answers for directly from the Bible and I hope this will lead you into knowing God for yourself.

How approachable is God?

Well, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice:

If anyone is thirsty, let them come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within them.”
John 7:37

Also God says:

Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10:13

..there is no God apart from Me, a righteous God and a Saviour; there is none but Me.
Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”
Isaiah 45:22

Jesus said:

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28

Jesus also said:

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with Me.”
Revelation 3:20

We′re not as good as we think we are:

The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no-one who does good.
The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt;
there is no-one who does good, not even one.”
Psalm 14 :1-3

If I carry on as I am, without God, what does He think of that?

Whoever rejects the Son (Jesus) will not see life, for God′s wrath remains on him.”
John 3:36

Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgement.”
Hebrews 9:27

What will God do if I want to turn to Him?

Jesus said:

For My Father′s will (that is God) is that everyone who looks to the Son (Jesus) and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John 6:40

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no-one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-10

I want to turn to God:

Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector′s booth.
‘Follow Me,’ He told him, and Matthew got up and followed Him.”
Matthew 9:10

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions (my sins and faults).
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions and my sin is always before me.
Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You are proved right when You speak and justified when You judge.
Surely I have been a sinner from birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Psalm 51:1-5,10

Jesus said:

I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father (God) except through Me. If you really knew Me, you would know My Father as well.”
John 14:6

If you haven′t already, find some other Christians to worship with, share with, and listen to good Christian teaching.
Please come back to this site again!

Kneeling image: thanks to The Pictorial Dictionary published by The Educational Book Company, London.

Peter Reason

December 2011

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2 Comments

  • Hi
    The date of Jesus’ birth does not relate to his actual date of birth, it replaced a ‘pagan’ festival, (like the official Queen’s birthday not being her true birthday).
    I haven’t actually gone into the details of Jesus’ birthday, but here is a web site http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/sukkoth.htm that calculates it at the end of September, beginning of October.
    Hope that helps
    from Peter

  • i am a Jew and to find Sheep and sheperds out on the hills in Israel in December is impossible we take the sheep and place them in folds by the 15th October the weather then is very wet and cold

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