Originally posted by galveston75
No human has ever seen God. God told Moses: “You are not able to see my face, because no man may see me and yet live.” (Exodus 33:20)
Another scripture for choose to ignor?
We have been through the problem of seeing God and living. I cannot endure the vanity of arguing with the SAME person year after year.
I told you that if GOD MAKES REDEMPTIVE PROVISION for ANY sinner, that sinner can be SAVED from the consequences of estrangement from God.
I do NOT ignore the Exodus verse. I take it into account along with the other verses where MEN SAW GOD and lived. Not only did they live but they were blessed.
God can SAVE the separated unholy sinner. And He did so. I showed you that in the case of Isaiah 6, in the case of Genesis 48, and in the case of Manoah. We have to now add the case of Abraham in Genesis 18.
You are trying to tie God's hands. You are trying to force that God cannot provide redemptive protection against His awesome holiness and glory to the atoned for sinner.
" And Manoah said to his wife, We will surely die, for we have seen God.
But his wife said to him, If Jehovah had been pleased to kill us, He would not have taken a burnt offering and a meal offering from our hand, nor would He have shown us all these things or let us hear a thing like this at this time." (Judges 13:22,23)
In other words - "we saw God and He didn't kill us but accepted us and blessed us."
The burnt offering was a type of the atoning Christ.
The meal offering was a type of the atoning Christ.
From the transcendent viewpoint from eternity, Christ is the means by which the estranged sinner be spared death. Christ is the One by which man can not only see God but be indwelt with by God, made united with God, and become a son of God.
The same principle occurs with all others who saw God in the Old Testament. Christ, before His incarnation, in type and in pre-figure, was their safety and even their blessing.