December 16, 2006
Breadcrumb: In your dreams
Whereas Adam, Noah, and Abraham all spoke to God face-to-face, it seems God has slowly withdrawn himself from the practice. By Gen. 46:1-4, he only speaks to Jacob in dreams and visions. (In this particular dream, he tells Jacob to go to Egypt without fear.) By the time we reach the age of Moses, we find out that any man who sees God face-to-face will die. I guess the "mysterious and elusive power" routine was more to God's liking than "personal guide and counsellor." Maybe he just got stage fright.