"I will believe if God will appear
A proud and ignorant sinner
who says this has no understanding of the nature of
His Creator. No man has ever seen the essence of God.
(When God "appeared" to certain men in the
Old Testament, He manifested Himself in other forms,
such as a burning bush or "the Angel of the Lord.")
When Moses asked to see
God’s glory, God told him, "I will make all
my goodness pass before you,...[but] you cannot see
my face: for there shall no man see me, and live"
(Exodus 33:18–23). If all of God’s "goodness"
were shown to a sinner, he would instantly die. God’s
"goodness" would just spill wrath upon evil
man. However, the Lord told Moses, "It shall come
to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put you
in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand
while I pass by." The only way a sinner can live
in the presence of a holy God is to be hidden in the
Rock of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:4).