The answer to this question is answered solely by your view of God. If God were the god that this world’s religions have created, he would be unfair and unjust. He would be unpredictable and uncertain. He would coerce and manipulate. There would be no grace.
Man’s perception of God through this world’s religions is not and cannot be correct, because, man cannot describe God without the indwelling Spirit of God and the indwelling Spirit of God does not indwell the unbeliever of the Lord Jesus Christ.
God can only be known through Christ and Christ can only be known through faith. And faith can only be known through revelation of the Holy Spirit.
God designed you to know Him through the man Christ Jesus, so that you would not get a false view of who God is.
God can only be known through Christ and Christ can only be revealed by the Holy Spirit. The only way to see God clearly is by revelation, in your spirit, by the Holy Spirit.
Just as your view of God must be a high and lofty view, so too your view of Jesus must also be a high and lofty view, and so too your view of the Holy Spirit must be a high and lofty view.
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit can only be known and understood by faith. Apart from the revelation of God of Himself, there is no revelation, because man cannot reveal Holy God. Just the same, when God reveals Himself to man, He reveals Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Your relationship with God is to be solely based on His revelation of Himself to you."
Excerpt from God Thinking IX - Oh You Vain And Little Man by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015