Researchers at the University of North Carolina recently surveyed 511 devout American Christians and asked them this question: What does God look like?”
The surprising results suggest the true face of God is not the bearded old man envisioned in Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Instead, and maybe not so surprising, most people tend to believe in a god that looks like them.
Does anybody really know what God looks like, let alone what He is like as a person? And why does it matter? The God of the Bible is more than the sum total of His revealed attributes, but the qualities of His character do represent the starting point in knowing God personally and worshipping Him authentically.