Tag Info

New answers tagged

1

It is interesting in the reference in Exodus 33:20 "And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." So I think this could be a pre-incarnate form of Christ in Ex 33:11 "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend." That through Jesus Christ we have access to God and that they are One.


2

God can appear to men in whatever form He wishes. Another instance that comes to mind is when He appeared to Abraham as a man, after which Abraham was immediately prompted to fall down to his face, yet he didn't die (I think that's on Gen 18). As for Ex 33:20, highlighted in the question, follows Moses request in v. 18, which reads: 18 And he said, Let ...


1

God gave lots of short term promises. Here are just a few from the first 20 chapters of Genesis. Genesis 7:4: God promises to Noah to send the rains in seven days time Genesis 15:13: a shortish term promise: God says that Abraham's descendants will be enslaved in Egypt in 400 year's time before being freed Genesis 18:10: that Sarah would give birth to a ...


-2

Question 1 - It was an 'Angel of the LORD'. Question 2 is also answered by these verses from the 'Book of Jasher': 78 "9 And Zipporah conceived and bare a son and he called his name Gershom, for he said, I was a stranger in a foreign land; but he [Moses] circumcised not his foreskin, at the command of his father-in-law." 79 "7 And Moses hearkened to ...


2

The following OT and NT [RSVCE] passages indicate that some men shall see God in the future. Job 19:26 [And] after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God[.] Psalm 11:7 For the Lord is righteous, he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face. Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. ...


3

Matthew 5:8 – "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Also, the apostles and others around him in his day saw Jesus, so yes, man can see God.


-1

Very few people have ever seen God. The examples cited by other answerers and commenters were all, I think, prophets. Before Jesus arrived on earth, the Jews had already begun to reject prophets, and even to kill some prophets. (This helps in part to explain the large chronological gap between the Old and New Testaments.) To my knowledge, neither the ...


-1

What evidence is there within the Bible that a man can or cannot see God? We know that Genesis 32:30 unambiguously says that Jacob saw God: "And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face." We also know that Exodus 33:11 says that Moses saw God face to face: "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh ...


1

I have been around a few JWs in my life, and I can confirm that JW's do indeed believe that Jehovah (God) killed the firstborn of Egypt. It is written that way in their preferred translation, the New World Translation (NWT)... which, by the way, is a pretty decent translation, that at least makes an honest attempt to translate the best available texts ...



Top 50 recent answers are included