Uh, I don't know what you believe about the bible, but all I can do is recommend a relationship with the author to you. While my beliefs are the best possible based on my convictions and study, I can't tell you it's the highest level of understand, let alone higher than your own.
Yep, I know that’s all you can do. You want to come onto this forum making claims that your and only your interpretation of the bible is right and when shown common this nonsense is to all Christians, you can only go back to your baseless claims, now of course trying to equivocate on how “right” you find them to be. False humility stinks, Joe. Your claims that “Bible is written in such a way that unless you're very familiar with it, there is a possibility that you won't find what you're looking for” are so much bullshit. Now tht you know that I’m very familiar with the bible and that I had and tried to keep a relationship with this god, your claims are lies. It’s rather sad that I have to see Christian after Christian using deceit to try to get people to believe them. It’s almost as if they don’t know what they are doing.
You of course failed to answer any of my questions. It’s a shame when it’s so obvious that you are just like the others, willfully ignorant and under this delusion that no one will notice.
as to God being inactive I really don't know what you are referring to. If God is the personal God of the bible then your personal experience and my own might be quite different.
But, if it sufficeth thee, remember that when you draw nigh to Him He draws nigh to thee.
Ooooh, another bible quote. Yep, that will really make me believe.
I tried to draw “nigh” to this god. And again, your bible claims fail miserably since they don’t come true. Do you get that Joe? Your claims don’t work. Now what excuses do you have?
Let me explain why I said “So, Joe, how does work with the oft claimed notion of free will that Christians use to excuse the inaction of their god? Do you accept the notion of free will?” If your god intentionally damns some people and saves others, all without any effort on their part, only a godly whim of keeping some folks from understanding, how does this work with the concept of “free will”? Many Christians claim that their god gave humans free will and that’s why your god does nothing. He doesn’t want enforced faith but faith given freely with no evidence provided. However, this always has the problem that this god had no problem before, per your bible, in interfering with mankind and showing off constantly to get believers. In this instance, if God intentionally keeps me from understanding and intentionally damns me, where is any ability of a human to act independently? Where is the choice, Joe? What you claim is happening is predestination. Do you believe in that?
And I find it hilarious that you want to claim that that now we must have very different “personal experiences” with this god. Why is that Joe? I was a Christian. I was losign my faith and I prayed to keep it. And what did this god do? Nothing. Why is that? Am I one of the damned without any choice in the matter? My, doesn’t that make you feel special? Per your version of your religion, you are so much more important to this god than I am? Gee, just what I want, a parental figure that shows favoritism. How “just”! How “fair”! All the things that this god claims to be and isn’t as soon as Christians and the bible get done with describing its actions.
Now, Joe, I do expect an answer to these questions: why does God make his bible so hard to understand? Why leave "interpretation" up to supposedly flawed humans? Why create a work so inept that it causes much confusion, fear and death?