> Not to be contrary but what
do you base your assertion on, "God can only be found through faith, not by
The Bible says that Christians "live by
faith, not by sight" (2 Cor. 5:7).
> ... a superficial study of
comparative religion will show common reports all relating to a generally
universal experience of "God" as the One Being within all things. Whether
its Ramakrishna, Meher Baba, Jacob Boehme, medieval saints, or modern mystics
and visionaries, the experience is basically similar - and they see "God" and
experience it as a reality and not something where they have to relate
to as "faith".
Well, Ramakrishna, Baba, etc., may have all
claimed to have seen "God". But I would like to know, 'Which "God" did they
see?'. Certainly not the one true living God, because the Bible says, "No one
has ever seen God" (1 Jn. 4:12). And Jesus said, "No one has seen the Father
except the one who is from God; only he [i.e. Jesus, the Son of God] has
seen the Father" (Jn. 6:46).
Jesus came down out of heaven to reconcile us,
lost sinners, to God the Father:
"I [Jesus] have come down from heaven not
to do my will but to do the will of him [the Father] who sent me." (Jn.