Can a person Find God?

The idea of finding God implies someone is lost; either it is God, Himself, or the person doing the looking is lost.

To think of God as being lost is not true to reality. The Bible says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. "Also God himself asked the question: "Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD." (Jeremiah 23:24) God is the creator of the universe. He is not lost.

Why do so many people ignore Him, or reject Him, or to even say, "There is no God"? The Bible says, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. (Psalm 14)

God demands right living but each person's natural tendency is to sin and to hide from God. However, God's reality is evident everywhere. "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard." (Psalm 19)

Romans, Chapter 1 and II Peter 3 indicate that for some people, it is a deliberate ignorance.(Show Passage) {Note: this a long passage and rather blunt.}

No one can hide from God and God's demands forever. The Apostle, John, saw a vision of future events. "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20)

How can one have his/her name written in the book of life? God has made this possible by sending His Son Jesus, to die in our place He died that we might be delivered from the penalty of sin. He died and after three days, rose from the dead; He is now in heaven, preparing a place for all whose name is written in the book of life.

The Apostle Paul stated , "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31) He also stated, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)

When a person realizes his/her own sinfulness, that Jesus died in his/her place and prays to God for forgiveness and accepts what Jesus has done, his/her name is written in the Book of Life. The person becomes a child of God and is given a new nature, a nature that wants to seek God, to pray to God, and to read and hear the Word of God. The person will want to be with God's people (in a Bible teaching church) and to leave the old life of sinfulness. We could then say, "The person has found God." Then, at the time physical death, the person will be with God forever in heaven.

To find more information, read the book of John in the Bible.
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