Genesis 32:1-2:Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Does God still speak? Did Christians consider stones as gods?

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.

"And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night and said unto him. Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad. Because thou sore longest after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen my gods?" (31:24, 30.)

C. ~ This is one instance out of a thousand that are recorded in the Bible, in which God is said to have come to people in dreams and conversed with them, visited them in wakeful state, eaten and drank come and gone, but one cannot say whether He exists now or not, as he visits no one either in dreams or in the wakeful condition. It also appears that these savages regarded stones as their gods and worshipped them, but even the Christian God believes stones to be gods else how could He have used the words stealing of gods.

Answer: God still converses with the people. God teaches His children and guides them. However, if Maharishi’s question is related to God’s relationship with His people, refer question on Genesis 24: 27.

If the question is why there are no further prophets like of Old Times, who got revelations, then the Holy Bible has answered that in the following:

Hebrews 1:1-2 “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.”

One can attain no further knowledge about God than which has been revealed by Jesus Christ.

Now, another point to be noted here is that the words ‘my gods’ is not spoken by Patriarch Jacob but his father-in-law who was not a believer.

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