@Fazale_Rana Thanks for the response. I’m not Young Earth, but it’s just very interesting to me how / when God chooses to act because it has implications for how I relate to Him. I like the Reasons to Believe model, since I am a scientist of sorts - computer engineer - and I find no good evidence for the evolution of modern hominids (not to mention the problem of consciousness).
Psalms 19 plays beautifully into your argument - the heavens declare the glory of God. As does Acts 17 - God placed the nations that they might reach out and find Him
So your arguments are solid imho. I simply wonder what the implications of the way God chooses to reveal Himself indirectly are for how we relate to Him now and in the afterlife. I Cor 13 seems to indicate that even though now we see in a glass as though darkly, then we will see face to face.
But I struggle with that idea. Why did I spend all of these years learning to trust God with only His Spirit when eternity is a Feast of His Presence and seeing Him face to face? It’s like working out a muscle that ceases to have any purpose. And in a very strange way, anticlimactic. I love Jesus. I do not need to see Him to love Him anymore. It’s buried in my heart.
It’s like getting to know a person one way - over the phone or by letters. And then suddenly meeting them in person. Except we get to know God by His Spirit and then suddenly meet Him in Person. I wonder what that will be like and what the purpose was in maintaining that dark glass throughout our earthly lives.