What is Standing in for God
It was about 2000 years before the emergence of Christ Jesus that God appeared to Abraham.
Then, God appeared before and directly spoke to Moses about 1300 years before before the emergence of Christ Jesus. Further, 500 years before the emergence of Christ Jesus, God spoke to Daniel to save him. Then God sent Christ Jesus to Israelites most of whom did not accept Christ Jesus as God or God's Son. Then the Jewish-Roman wars erupted and Judaists went into the Diaspora. And, for almost 2000 years after the crucifixion of Christ Jesus, God never appeared and spoke to Judaists.
In the meantime, God gave Islam to Muhammad, Arabs, etc. almost 500 years after the Jewish-Roman wars by speaking to Muhammad. But God kept silence to Judaists and Christians.
God even kept silence during the Holocaust in WWII. And, 2000 years passed after the emergence of Christ Jesus in the early first century.
Something must be wrong, however, not in God but in Judaists, Christians, and Muslims.
What is more alarming is that Judaists and Christians today don't care about the fact that God never spoke to and appeared before them in these 2000 years since the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus. They behave as if they could go well without interference by God. It means that they don't believe God.
However in these 2000 years, God gave Islam to Arabs, etc., supported the Eastern Roman Empire for 1000 years after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, helped Columbus reach America, supported Martin Luther to launch Protestantism, approved the establishment of the nation Israel after the Holocaust, and saved the life of Pope John Paul II.
We can only search true intention of God on the mankind in these events. But, we should ask God to speak to us directly and appear before us clearly. And, as God would not do, we have to think about why God would not speak to us directly and appear before us clearly since the early seventh century.
Or should we regard Istanbul (Islam), America, Protestantism, Israel, and the Vatican as standing in for God?
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Mar 10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.