Better Than an Angel
Cornelius thought he saw an angel, and I believe he did. My friend Bill thought he felt God’s presence while he was laid out on the floor of a church. And I believe he did. But Cornelius didn’t learn everything there was to know from the Angel, just like my friend Bill didn’t learn everything he needed to know straight from God while he was on the floor. It seems that God pushes us toward relationships with other people, so we can experience him and find answers.
In fact, the Bible seems to suggest that our relationships with people like Cornelius and Bill may be more effective than supernatural revelations in bringing them to Jesus and helping them grow into mature disciples.
In fact, no one in the New Testament comes to faith apart from a human agent. Look it up for yourself.
Think about the implications of that.