Many 'groan ups' don't understand either and that is their fault.

In Australia Bibles are plentiful - but are not read enough. Those people are not interested enough to read it all and that is very sad. Australia today is being called a 'Post-Christian' country because so many are not serious Christians. In a census, 80% say they believe in God. But a great majority do not go further with it.

To your question: Jesus came to earth once, lived as a normal human. Preached for three years, taught 12 disciples all He could about God. Then He was crucified once and for all - to pay for our sins then rose to life on the third day as He said He would!

No other person has ever done that!

Much about what Jesus did was in 300 prophecies spread over a thousand years. Jesus himself prophesied His Second Coming.

So, much of God's long-term plans have been fulfilled.

But the Second Coming is yet to happen.

Jesus will come again but as the ruler of the new earth He has promised to make.

He has no need to come again in human form.

A similar question was asked of Jesus by Herod who was anxious to see a miracle because he had heard that Jesus did do miracles. Jesus declined simply because that is not the way He works. He is not a paid performer nor is He at our disposal to see Him. Those two high priests still did not change after He rose from the dead. Jesus said to Thomas: "Blessed are you who have seen and believed, but more blessed are those who have not seen, yet they believe." It is a matter of faith. God is not without people seeing Him...or hearing Him or His messenger. A close friend had some truly awful news and wanted to die because everything looked so black and horrible. While driving along in this mood, in daylight, God's face appeared to her and said: "Do not worry, it will be alright, I will be with you." Or something like that. It was only for a second. That was many years ago. She's OK now and never ceases to help anyone in need. I have been 'Spoken to' by an unseen voice four times. I did not ask for it - I assure you. 1. One was about having a family, 2. Another to go see a lady which stopped her committing suicide and 3. Another to curb my superiority and 4. Another regarding my future work with children. (This website is a part of that.) God is there, but in the above examples - was to have his will done. Read your Bible, and then you will 'see' Him much more clearly.
The Bible simply does not to tell us such things so there is no easy answer. I believe that this beautiful world - trees, flowers, animals, birds, butterflies and cuddly animals and of course people. All these work together so well. Trees need rain, bees need flowers and tree blossom, and we get yummy honey. Birds nest there. Thousands of fruits like bananas, apricots, apples, oranges and watermelon, etc. A very kind and brilliant creator gave us all these to enjoy. In the beginning God said: "Let us make man in our image and likeness." (Genesis 1:26). And in another part: "By faith (by believing God) we know that the world and the stars - in fact all things were made at God's command." (Hebrews 11:26). The older I get, no other idea can fully explain how it all works in a beautiful 'Web of Life.' And more: Our planet spins just right, once a day, orbits the sun annually, tilts to give us four seasons and stays in perfect orbit and has done so for millions of years. What God thinks of our clear-felling forests, fouling oceans and rivers and treating our environment as though it was rubbish tip ~ I can only imagine.
?Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those who love Him.? (I Corinthians 2:9). Those words from Paul say it all. I have been told by a very trusted friend, and read of many others, how they have died but came back to life. Some begged not to go back, others begged to return to earth. None said it was easy to find words to describe the beauty. ?Words cannot describe the beauty,? is a common thing they say about it. My friend, who has since died, was allergic to penicillin ?died? in 1950. He told me that he talked to someone of power and promised to: ?Tell someone about Jesus every day of my life if you let me go back.? He got his wish, and did. He spent a lot of money on three-inch cassette spool tape recorders with messages about God. In his business he travelled widely leaving recorders with people. I was one who learned much from him. He told me quite late in his life of his ?talk? with someone ?up there?. He seldom spoke about it, but never bragged about it. Books have been written of similar experiences. Be assured heaven is real. Jesus said so, and He is getting it ready.
The decision is entirely yours. It does not depend on you being ?good enough?. It is simply a matter of believing what Jesus said and did. Jesus said: ?Unless you repent and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.? (Matthew 18:3). Jesus also said: ?I am the one who raises the dead and gives them life again. Anyone who believes in me, even though he dies like anyone else, shall live again. He is given eternal life for believing in me and shall never perish.? (John 11:25-26). There is your promise. Once you believe you want to learn more about the one who died for you and makes that promise. Read your Bible; meet with fellow believers in a good church. As for your Grandad, I know nothing of him so I cannot say if you?ll see him.

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The Answerer - Peter Harris, answered children's questions from his many years of teaching "Scripture" classes.
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