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What does God look like physically?

What does God look like physically?
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What does God look like physically? This is probably a question we have all asked ourselves at least once in our lives. And if you’ve never asked yourself this question, it’s probably because you’ve already made a physical representation of God in your imagination.

Trying to guess, I believe this representation of God looks like a tall old man with a long white beard, long hair, a big, castling voice wearing a long white robe and sandals.

How do I know this?

Probably, because I also imagined Him that way, and I believe this is because of the many cartoons and comics that we had to read and watch during our childhood.

Being flesh and blood beings, we tend to make a physical representation of anything that we recognize as accurate.

We do this not only with God but also when we read a novel when a story is told to us, and we have no doubt made some representation of a large number of biblical characters in our minds.

In short, man does not like the unknown. This is why those who call themselves atheists have been able to admit that God does not exist simply because their eyes have never seen him.

However, the answer to this mysterious question is probably found in the Bible.

Does the Bible give a physical description of God? Two biblical verses can nevertheless discourage us:

John 1.18 (KJV): “No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, is He who made Him known. 

1 John 4.12 (KJV): “No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us. 

These two verses reassure us that no one has ever seen God! That is to say that no one can represent Him physically.

But what we know of the Word of God is that it was written by men who the Spirit of God-inspired. Where would I come from?

What I mean is that no one can physically represent God, but God can indeed describe Himself and say what He looks like.

One of the information that the Bible gives us about God is found in John 4. 24 (KJV): “God is Spirit…”.

A Spirit is an incorporeal substance that has nobody, so we cannot touch or see with our physical eyes, and this is confirmed to us in:

1 Timothy 1:17 (KJV): “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, only God, be honor and glory forever and ever! Amen! 

Colossians 1:15 (KJV): “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 


The word that repeats itself in these two Bible verses is the word “invisible.” An invisible being is a being that cannot be seen and which escapes sight by its nature, but it can also mean figuratively what cannot be seen, which is hidden, or which cannot be found. Despite this, John 1.18 (KJV) specifies an important detail: “…the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, is he who made him known.

This verse simply wants to tell us that Jesus Christ has revealed to us who God really is so that He is no longer a stranger to us. Jesus gave us an idea of ​​what God is like and revealed to us the true character of God. How did he do it?

John 14.7 – 9 (KJV) gives us the answer: “If you knew Me, you would also know My Father. And now you know Him, and you’ve seen Him. Philip said to Him: Lord, show us the Father, and that is enough for us. Jesus said to him: I have been with you so long, and you did not know Me, Philip! He who has seen Me has seen the Father; How do you say: Show us the Father?

The more you know someone, the better you can get a clear picture of them. You may not see someone physically but still, know them.

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Just like you can see someone physically without knowing them.

What would you prefer? To see without knowing or to know without seeing? And if I can answer this in a fairly simple way, what does God look like physically?

The most plausible answer would be that God physically resembles Jesus Christ since Colossians 2.9 (KJV) tells us of Christ: “…in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” So in seeing Christ, we see God, and he not only made him known to us, but we see the Father in Him.

Through faith in Jesus Christ, our priority is no longer to see Him physically but to believe in Him, love Him, and rejoice in Him.

1 Peter 1. 8 (KJV): “Him you love without having seen Him, in whom you believe without seeing Him yet, rejoicing in ineffable and glorious joy. 

I want to end this article by urging you to meditate carefully on the scriptures and especially the gospels, God will become your usual companion, and you will get to know Him better and better; so you will not seek to know what He looks like, but you will keep this hope in your heart that one day you will see Him.

May God bless you abundantly!