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If He was revealed, why did He wait so long to reveal Himself? Humans have been around for 100,000+ years.

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    You may like to narrow your question. Do you want the view of a particular denomination? A particular view of history? For example, a young earth creationist would dispute your timeline of 100,000 years, and have God revealing himself immediately to Adam, hence there was no wait involved. – Paul Chernoch Dec 13 '19 at 3:12
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    Hi Chloe! It looks like you're trying to get an absolute answer to this question. Unfortunately, since different groups of Christians will have different answers, your question isn't in a form we can give an objective answer to. You could rephrase to ask for the opinion of a specific group. Or you could ask whether some group believes he revealed himself, and then ask in a separate question what arguments those groups use. It's a good question - but it needs rephrasing before we can answer it. Ask me for help if you need. – Matt Gutting Dec 13 '19 at 3:13
  • Each individual discovers the fact of revelation themselves when God, himself, is revealed to them, individually. – Nigel J Dec 13 '19 at 3:57
  • According to the Bible God had a perfect relationship with Adam and Eve from the beginning. Later, He made a promise of a coming Saviour on the very day that Adam and Eve sinned... Genesis 3:15. Adam and Eve must have passed the knowledge of this to their descendants else men could not have called on the name of the LORD and been saved before the flood (Genesis 4:26). A relationship with God could have been enjoyed by believers of this promise. So "Enoch walked with God" (Gen 5:24) & Job lived righteously before God before the time of Moses & so had not much written revelation to live by. – Andrew Shanks Dec 15 '19 at 21:55
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According to scripture, God revealed himself in the beginning by creating.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. [Genesis 1:1, KJV.]

Then God revealed himself to humanity, by speaking.

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: [Genesis 2:16, KJV.]

God revealed himself to Adam, to Abel, to Enoch, to Noah, to Job, to Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, to Joseph.

And then revealed himself out of the midst of a flame, within a bush that was not consumed, to Moses :

I am that I am. [Exodus 3:14, KJV.]

In the nature of God, it is impossible to 'discover' God.

He reveals himself.

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  • This is what my pastor said (southern Baptist), and that humans are 10,000 years old (around 8,000 BC). However, I disagree with that. That's barely enough time for the pyramids and the Pharaohs, let alone Indian and Chinese history. – Chloe Dec 17 '19 at 6:47
  • @Chloe Have a look at the ages of the most ancient, available, coherent,written records. And compare that with the time of the Flood in the days of Noah. – Nigel J Dec 17 '19 at 7:10

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