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Unread 10-17-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Default There Are Many People Who Claim To Have Heard God Speak But Does Anyone Believe They've Actually Seen Him?

I've heard many people say that they've heard the audible voice of God speaking to them in their own language. That includes a few ministers as well as everyday people. However, I don't recall that I've ever heard anyone say that they've actually seen God. The Bible does have some passages that make it sound like people are able to see God and interact with him or at least see some physical manifestation that is being caused by God.
So does anyone believe that they've seen God and if they do could you describe that experience? I don't recall ever hearing what God would look like if he revealed himself to a human being in a physical form.
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Unread 10-17-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Bicameral communication of the brain via the visual cortex is far more rare than the aural cortex, ergo fewer people hallucinate visuals of god than voices.
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Unread 10-17-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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I've heard many people say that they've heard the audible voice of God speaking to them in their own language. That includes a few ministers as well as everyday people. However, I don't recall that I've ever heard anyone say that they've actually seen God. The Bible does have some passages that make it sound like people are able to see God and interact with him or at least see some physical manifestation that is being caused by God.
So does anyone believe that they've seen God and if they do could you describe that experience? I don't recall ever hearing what God would look like if he revealed himself to a human being in a physical form.
Well, I haven't seen an image of God in real life, only an image in my dreams. But as some would say, that doesn't count.

But I do read of people, ministers who have seen an image of Jesus, whom is God. I read of a Muslim who was dieing and He said that Jesus came to His bed side. The doctors said that the boils all over His body would leave terrible scares. But the man healed and is now preaching for Jesus. So, this is his story.

I have read stories around the world of Jesus being seen. So, well there you go. You can either say they are lieing or believe them. There are probably some who are lieing, but there are some that are telling the truth. I say that because the people start living in a way that is impossible to the human nature. Signs and wonders will follow those who have seen Jesus is such a way.

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I don't recall ever hearing what God would look like if he revealed himself to a human being in a physical form.
I heard some say that He is dressed in white and His face is unseen. No one can see God's face and live. They speak of this beautiful light that shines from His splendor. There are even some that describes His clothing, as to having something wrapped around His waist as described in the bible. So, I have heard of people who describe what they see, maybe you are just not looking in the right place. I have read so many details to really write.
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Unread 10-17-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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I've heard many people say that they've heard the audible voice of God speaking to them in their own language. That includes a few ministers as well as everyday people. However, I don't recall that I've ever heard anyone say that they've actually seen God. The Bible does have some passages that make it sound like people are able to see God and interact with him or at least see some physical manifestation that is being caused by God.
So does anyone believe that they've seen God and if they do could you describe that experience? I don't recall ever hearing what God would look like if he revealed himself to a human being in a physical form.


Such people (who claim hearing or seeing God Almighty) are either liars or impostors; because God spoke to Moses His servant only, and to no other prophet or apostle, as I think.

But God revealed to a large number of prophets and apostles.

This is in the Quran 42: 51
وَمَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَن يُكَلِّمَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَّا وَحْيًا أَوْ مِن وَرَاء حِجَابٍ أَوْ يُرْسِلَ رَسُولًا فَيُوحِيَ بِإِذْنِهِ مَا يَشَاء إِنَّهُ عَلِيٌّ حَكِيمٌ

The explanation:
(It is not [vouchsafed] to any mortal that God should [directly] speak to him,

>> unless [He might speak to him] by inspiration,
>> or from behind a veil,
>> or He might send a messenger [: an angel] who would reveal by His leave what [revelation] He please;

He is All-Exalted [over His throne], Most Wise.)


On the other hand, God cannot be seen by the eyesight.

This is in the Quran 6: 103
لاَّ تُدْرِكُهُ الأَبْصَارُ وَهُوَ يُدْرِكُ الأَبْصَارَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ

The explanation:
(Sights perceive Him not, but He does perceive sights,
and He is the Compassionate, the Well-Aware.)

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