What in the world is God doing? I don’t think any religious system on Earth has even scratched the surface. Now, we owe a staggering debt to those who have gone before and received and passed onto us the testimony of God. The Bible is a book of enormous value and a revelation of God. But we should never assume that those who came before have comprehended God.
Why God conceals things from us is not entirely clear, but it is clear that he does. The Bible does not answer directly what God has been doing for the last 15 billion years, but it does give us hints. More importantly, it authorizes us to search, to think, to reason, and to come to conclusions. As Solomon put it:
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
So if the Bible does not answer directly, what makes me think I can answer it? Well, maybe I can’t—you be the judge. We have to start with what we know about God from the Bible and another, often-overlooked source.