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How can John 1:18 say that "No man has seen God" when the Bible says that Abraham, Moses, Job and others have?

Really, you have answered your own question. God appeared in Spirit to Abraham, not by sight, but to faith. And Abraham believed God - and it was evaluated to him unto righteousness Genesis 15:6 If ...
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How can John 1:18 say that "No man has seen God" when the Bible says that Abraham, Moses, Job and others have?

In verse 18, John says, “no man has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” The word “ἑώρακεν” that is translated here as ‘seen’ in ...
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What does "my name is with him" mean in Exodus 23:21?

The Angel is sent by God, and "in him is His name"; this was so scandalous for Septuagint translators (in the sense that the nameless Angel who bears in him God's name can be regarded as ...
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How can John 1:18 say that "No man has seen God" when the Bible says that Abraham, Moses, Job and others have?

How do we reconcile Genesis 17:1-2 with John 1:18 and John 4:24? I answered a similar question, though it has now been closed. Jesus Christ was concealed in Old Testament why? - Biblical Hermeneutics ...
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What does "my name is with him" mean in Exodus 23:21?

The phrase "My name is in him", to me, implies that this was no ordinary angel, but most likely, the pre-existent Christ. This could also tie in with I Cor 10:4, where we're told that the "rock" that ...
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Does Hebrews 1:2 mean that Jesus can't be the Angel of the LORD?

Hebrews argues that the Son is greater than angels. But that argument does not negate the fact that the Son (greater than angels) was manifested in angelic (or other) form in OT times. There is no ...
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Why does the angel of the LORD speak in the first person in Judges 2:1-5?

The angel presents himself to Gideon as that angel that took them out of Egypt. EXODUS 23:21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your ...
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Was the Angel of the Lord the Preincarnate Christ?

Does Angel of the Lord = Preincarnate Christ? Allow me to clarify something at the outset. I think there is a huge disparity between the terms “an angel of the LORD" and "the Angel of the ...
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What does it mean to "seek God's face" (2 Chronicles 7:14)?

'Seeking God’s face' means to approach him in prayer, confess your wrong, and beg for forgiveness Confession brings relief: Psalm 32:3-5 (NASB) 3 When I kept silent about my sin, my [a]body wasted ...
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What does it mean to "seek God's face" (2 Chronicles 7:14)?

In Exodus, it is written that “the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend” (Ex 33:11). But in the same passage (Ex 33:20), God tells Moses, “You cannot see My ...
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Is the angel of the lord God himself? Are there verses that affirms the angel of the Lord is God Almighty?

The following is what I wrote about 2 months ago on this very subject. The angel of the Lord first appears as the angel of the Lord at Genesis 16:7. And he says in the following verses that he will ...
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How can John 1:18 say that "No man has seen God" when the Bible says that Abraham, Moses, Job and others have?

Scripture states both that God cannot be seen directly: Exodus 33:20 Thou canst not see my face: for man shall not see me and live. And that He was, many times, seen directly (Gn. 16:13; 32:30; Jdg. ...
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Why did God appear as a firepot and torch to Abram?

From the NET: The smoking pot and flaming torch were used in Mesopotamian rituals to ward off evil. Citing E.A. Speiser, Genesis, [AB], (113-14),
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Does Genesis 18 show God visited Abraham personally (Theophany), manfiested as a man?

The answer that was given "begs the question?" I know it says that the Lord God appeared to Abraham at vs1 with two other men at vs3. So how did the Lord God appear since Jesus Himself says at John 1:...
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How does Jesus manifest himself to those who love him?

This is a question about faith, or "seeing" Christ. Faith does not mean that you believe something improbable or unlikely. Faith refers to perceiving something through spiritual sight, ...
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How does Jesus manifest himself to those who love him?

Though others may disagree, I think these verses touch on the mystery of God’s life in the soul. Jesus’ words suggest that this union is meant to be hidden from the eyes of the world: The world will ...
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In Judges 6, is the Lord and the angel of the Lord the same figure?

OK - I will comment via my answer ... As mentioned in another response, prior to this exchange here in Judges, the angel of the Lord has been interacting with Gods people right from the times of Moses....
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Did Jacob wrestle with a person of the Godhead?

The simple facts are these from the passage Gen 32:22-32 - the "Man" with whom Jacob wrestled said, "you have struggled with God and with men, and you have prevailed." Jacob named ...
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Does Acts 1:21-26 teach that one of the requirements to be an apostle is to have witnessed the resurrection of Jesus?

Yes, the apostles were eye witnesses to the fact that Jesus had been resurrected. The arguments presented here against this stated requirement are without merit. Being an eyewitness to Jesus' ...
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Does Acts 1:21-26 teach that one of the requirements to be an apostle is to have witnessed the resurrection of Jesus?

The ‘pivot’ to the answer to your question essentially comes down to an interpretation of one word. ACTS 1: 22 beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of ...
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What does "my name is with him" mean in Exodus 23:21?

There are different speculations on ‘the Angel’ referred here in this passage. According to that argument it could be Yahweh, Jesus, Moses, Joshua or Michael the Archangel. However, in this verse, no ...
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What does it mean to "seek God's face" (2 Chronicles 7:14)?

2 Chronicles 7:14 uses the word, פָּנִים (paniym) which is plural (but always as singular). As the ONE TRUE God--'elohiym--is ONE, but with more than one face--more than one operational capacity, He ...
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How can John 1:18 say that "No man has seen God" when the Bible says that Abraham, Moses, Job and others have?

The reason no one has seen God at any time, as John 1:18 affirms, is that God is invisible. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the ...
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How does Jesus manifest himself to those who love him?

How does Jesus manifest himself to those who love him? God can use a number of different way to manifest his love to us. Of course we must do our part and try to meet God half way. Thus our lives ...
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