I agree so far.Now in this life the obstacle in our relationship with God is sin.What confuses me is that after death sin is not there so the relationship doesn't improve or change?
Seekingtrue,Who initiates the relationship?from my personal experience God initiates the relationship but there s also free will so man has to work for this relationship.It takes 2 to tango
Sorry I meant which part confuses you. But I appreciate you answered one of the questions. Relationship, and I think that's very important.
Now, who initiates the relationship? Can man, with his own finite power, initiate the relationship to the infinite God?
Great! God initiates, and you freely move towards that relationship. Now since God is infinite and eternal, is there an end to the relationship? Can you reach a point where you say you have gotten to God's level in knowing Him?
Ah, okay, now you answered my first question.
Think of an analogy. When a husband and wife get married, does one think the relationship is based on the obstacle of "pre-marital" restrictions? No! after marriage, they continue to learn so much about each other and grow forever together in new dimensions and ways.
God who is eternal and infinite is also one who, in having a relationship with, we grow eternally and infinitely towards, learning infinitely more about Him in news ways and dimensions.
Sin was never a primary reason to have a relationship with God. That's like saying I married because I lack good house keeping skills that she has. That's the wrong way to have a relationship. If you reduce relationship to sin and death, then this becomes abusive. God destroys death and sin to prove for you His love for you, but sin and death were never part of His plan for you. If Adam had never sinned or died, does that mean there's no point in the relationship with God?