If I said to you "Mike God loves you." you would have a problem believing that, right ?<quoted text>Make things simple and have an open conversation with a GOD for all to hear?
I will agree, a relationship with a GOD is personal.
What you are asking me to do, is pretend a GOD is real.
If a GOD is the essence of life, why must we search for the creator, if there is a creator?
You as well as others, never are able to show a GOD, you all just talk of a GOD.
So instead I say "Mike, the Universe is amazing, enjoy the ride." You would be OK with that, right ?
Note that Jesus is much like you and me:
“Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man,‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say,‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?
But I want you to know that any righteous man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man,“I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying,“We have never seen anything like this!”