Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 3 years ago

Is God meant to be personal?

Most religious people say that the abrahamic god is a personal god, but Jesus said ‘render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’ - this suggests he is definitely not a personal god according to Jesus, but rather a fatherly figure who we should pay our respect to on the basis that he created the world, and then be on our way and hopefully never have to deal with him again, because it is also written that it is good to fear god.

7 Answers

  • 3 years ago
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    The Bible was meant to help us get close to God if we so choose to do so. Many probably use it more to get away from God than to get close to Him. Then there is the whole thing about those who don't even believe He exists much less get that from the Bible. In the end, it was made to either be a corner stone or a stumbling block. That it is. Nobody can argue with that.

  • 3 years ago

    Repentance is not something you did once, awhile back. It is a lifestyle of following the Lord God in all things.

  • 3 years ago

    That saying means we have to obey the laws of the land we live in, but we should entrust our souls to god.

  • 3 years ago

    Yes God is personal!

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  • 3 years ago

    The verse you mention does not imply that God is not a personal god. You're inferring this. Don't you have a personal relationship with your earthly father?

  • 3 years ago

    Yes he is. The bible in its entirety is meant to foster a close personal relationship with God. At James 4:8 it says "draw close to God an he will draw close to you" and Luke 13:34 says " how often I wanted to gather your children together the way a hen gathers her brood of chicks under her wings! But you did not want it." In both these scriptures it is not an indication of some aloof figure far away from us, but a loving parent that would love for us to be right near him asking for and relishing in his care and protection.

  • Althea
    Lv 6
    3 years ago

    According to James 4:8 God invites us to draw close to him and he will draw close to us.

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