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Of Course some have seen Him!

Many have seen God

People without study tools and bogged down by traditions of "churches" have confused us for years.  Lets see what the Word really says

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (KJV)

1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. (KJV)

Gen 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. (KJV)

Gen 35:7 And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother. (KJV)

Ex 24:1 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. (KJV)

Ex 24:9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: (KJV)

Ex 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. (KJV)

ARE YOU CONFUSED?

In Jn 1:18, the verb "See" has a special meaning, not "lay eyes upon"

Strong's # 3708 horao (hor-ah'-o); properly, to stare at [compare 3700], i.e. (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally); by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear: KJV-- behold, perceive, see, take heed. (DIC)

Paul expresses the same thought as Jn 1:18 in 1 Cor 2:16, and it comes across much better in the english.

1Cor 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (KJV)

Strong's # 3563 nous (nooce); probably from the base of 1097; the intellect, i.e. mind (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication meaning: KJV-- mind, understanding. Compare 5590. (DIC)

1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. (KJV) Strong's # 2300 theaomai (theh-ah'-om-ahee); a prolonged form of a primary verb; to look closely at, i.e. (by implication) perceive (literally or figuratively); by extension to visit: KJV-- behold, look (upon), see. Compare 3700. (DIC)

In 1Jn 4: Jn makes the same English statement as in St Jn 1:18, but in this case, the verb translated "see" is different. As you can see it still does not mean to "lay eyes upon". The bible has many records of men seeing God with their eyes!! 

For proof, Check out the entire chapter of Exodus 24

 

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