Genesis 24: 27 -Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Is God the God of Abraham alone? Does He speak to human beings now?

Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.

"Blessed be the Lord God of my Master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth; I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master's brethren." (24: 27.)

C. Was He God of Abraham alone? God acted in the same way as a fore-runner or guide walks in front of his master in order to show him the way. Why does He not do the same now-a-days? Why does He not now talk with men in the same way as He did in the past? Such things can never be true of God or of His Word. They can only be true of savages.

Answer: First part of the question. This does not mean that God is the god of Abraham alone.

Abraham himself said that: Genesis 14:22-23 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have raised my hand to the LORD, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I [will take] nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that [is] yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.” 

Further, the Word of God itself explains the reason for God to be known as the God of Abraham. That is the beauty of the Holy Bible.

Hebrews 11:8- 16 “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.  By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as [in] a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.  By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.  Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born [as many] as the stars of the sky in multitude–innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.  These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, [fn] embraced [them] and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.  For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.  And truly if they had called to mind that [country] from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.  But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly [country]. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.

In other words, God is like the loving father who would like to be known through His children.

Now to the second part- does God speak like this even now? We must note that even during those days, it was not that God was speaking to every human being. But rather, God was speaking to His prophet Abraham. Such numbers were smaller then. If the question is why there are no prophets like the old days, then refer the question number 33 for the answer.  

If the question is regarding God’s relationship with men, then now indeed God relates to a much larger number directly though not to whose who have rejected Him like Maharishi.

The promise of the LORD God has been mentioned in Isaiah 54:13- “All your children [shall be] taught by the LORD, And great [shall be] the peace of your children”.

About the born again believers, Apostle John writes:

1 John 2:20 “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.”

Rather than calling prophets and Christians as savages, we need to really pity for such ‘great’ Maharishi’s who never had the relationship with God and therefore cannot believe in this.  

O Vedic Hindu, leave your monolithic immovable indifferent god and come to the true God of the Holy Bible who relates to you directly. 

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