There is a reason God chose personal testimony as the one and only way for me to deliver knowledge of Himself to anyone else.
“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.” (Matthew 16:4)
This sign of Jonas is the actual Gospel, which is a “story” that the Son of Man will spend three days in the belly of the earth, and rise again. This story is all you get… period… that is if you are inclined to looking for “evidence” of the truth about mankind and his origin. This truth can be verified only by God Himself, and the testimony of the “Holy Spirit” which will be given to those that want it…again, period. There is no default “have to”and no imaginary, made up, arbitrary “rules” that apply, again…period.
Testimony is all you get. Why?
Many atheists seem to think atheism is an (or ‘the’) “default position”. This is interesting because I can remember in my earliest memories a “presence” that comforted me when “things”, (lights, shadows, sounds…) scared me. I remember this ‘presence’ as a “Comforter”, that was for all practical purposes “a parental superior”, (which actually had to rescue me from the fears my parents actually created). I remember this ‘presence’ was known to me and superior to my parents…and, (as I later learned), was actually called, “The Comforter”.
This Spirit is known to me now as “The Holy Spirit”. These memories were present before any knowledge of any God was available to me, as my family was not religious. Some of us have kept in touch with this spirit that comforted us in our infancy and learned of its name and constitution later in life when they could read and started to interact with the world.
Some had forgotten, and later in life were reminded by this same Spirit.
Who is giving me these words to type right now? My mind? My “ego”?
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26 (KJV)
If God exists as a creator of “all that is”, then it logically follows that God is capable of imparting knowledge of Himself to anyone He decides to do so for. It also follows that such a manufacturer would only do so for those that have the common decency to humble themselves in the light of this knowledge that they are a manufactured being, which is what repentance actually means, and simply thank Him for their life, and ask the Him for their answers.