There are many reasons why the world's need of God, and confidence in God, have diminished in our day. Among the major ones are:
- Science and Technology make us feel confident in our own abilities to solve our problems
- Prosperity makes us feel self-sufficient
- God's lack of intervention in traumatic world or personal affairs, leads people to question his existence or that he cares about us.
The focus of the special presentation below is on this last point: God's seeming lack of intervention, His apparent indifference.
When we study the scriptures we find that it is by design, that God intended to make it appear this way. Even Isaiah, God's prophet, said "Truly, you are a God who Hides himself" (Isa. 45:15). But what can be the reason why he has chosen this approach, what does he intend to achieve?