In the Old Testament there are many accounts of interactions with God. God walked and talked with Adam and Eve and gave them specific instructions. Later God tried to reason with Cain about his anger and selfishness. God talked to Noah, and the same was true of Abraham. God also revealed himself to Moses and the people of ancient Israel. At Mount Sinai in Exodus, God offered the Jews a direct relationship but they refused and pleaded for more distance. Soon after God was revealing himself only through chosen prophets.
Joseph Smith, Jr related a god-inspired experience when translating the Book of Mormon. Many people recounted in the Book of Mormon themselves had direct experiences with God, receiving instruction and witnessing miracles.Template:Christian-theology-stub
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