Friday, May 25, 2012

Is Jehovah invisible?

What a dumb question!  At least I have never seen Him.  But, rather than trusting personal experience, we will again go to the Bible.  After all, church leaders tell us that we must trust the Bible in all spiritual matters.

To prove that Jehovah is invisible most any Bible student would turn to 1 Tim. 1:17.  Now, to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever.   Mr. Vine, a man who translated the Greek Bible words into English and gave a definition for each word, writes that in this verse, the word invisible means unseen.  Therefore it does not necessarily mean, someone that cannot be seen.   It simply means, we are not seeing that person now, and so He is unseen.  This Bible verse does not say that Jehovah is of such a nature that He cannot be seen, it only says that we are not seeing Him now. 

Lets look at some of the many Bible verses that tell us that Jehovah, in fact, has been seen by humans, if we dare believe what the Bible says. 

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram. Gen. 17:1
Moses covered his face for he was afraid to look at God. Ex. 3:6.
Moses answered to Yahweh’s faceEx. 6:12
the Lord said to Moses, “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through              to gaze at the Lord, and many of them perish. Ex. 19:21
Then Moses went up, also Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders               of Israel, and they saw the God of Israel. And there was under His feet as               it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it was like the very heavens in             its clarity. Ex. 24:9-10
After my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God. Job 19:26
The Lord is righteous; the upright man will contemplate His face. Psalm 11:7  
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness. Psalm 17:15 
I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted upIsaiah 6:1  
behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there          was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearanceRev. 4:2-3.  Here we cannot tell ourselves, as some do, that it was Christ sitting on the throne, because we read of Him, in this scene, as standing among the elders.
They shall see His faceRev. 22:4.

Yes, after our resurrection, we will see the Lord of Glory, Jehovah Himself, face to face.  According to Job, we will see him in our flesh, to this thought Saint Paul adds that our fleshly body must first be changed to an incorruptible body.
After having read these Bible verses how can any person who claims to believe the Bible, as it is written, still maintain that the Lord is invisible?