« Last post by jdawg70 on Today at 02:28:43 PM »
Now, Christians, can you please explain why your god would do the absolute worst job possible at revealing himself as he did?
This does bring to mind the related question of The Salvation Gap - what of the people after the Fall and before the resurrection of Jesus? Having any gap in time between the Fall and the offer for salvation seems to be a poor decision on par with this geographically limited revelation issue. But GotQuestions response to the salvation gap issue might lend some insight into the geographical question:
Quote from: The Imaginations of Others Who Do Not Wish to Think Too Hard About Stuff
God's requirement of what must be believed is based on the amount of revelation He has given mankind up to that time. This is called progressive revelation.http://www.gotquestions.org/before-Jesus.html
Basically, as far as I can tell, slow revelation is apparently part of The PlanTM. According to the silly, silly people over at GotQuestions, what's necessary for salvation is faith, and the thing to have faith in is god. The way you have faith in god is to believe god. What god says - that is, the content of belief - changes over time.
I suppose I shouldn't knock the silly, silly people over at GotQuestions too much on this one though. I stand to benefit from such a view. After all, I utterly and completely believe absolutely every single bit of communication god has given to me. I have not once disbelieved a single thing that god has told me. My faith is strong. The fact that 'progressive revelation' looks indistinguishable from "different people making different shit up at different times in different places" should be no cause for concern.