Relationship to God

Main point: It is a mischaracterization of the deists to see their God as distant and uninvolved, or to think they lacked a close personal relationship with God.   This is shown by their concern for prayer, and their belief in divine inspiration, miracles, and revelation.

Divine Inspiration Many of the deists believed God or the angels directly and immediately planted inspirations in people in order to guide them in their practical daily lives.

Miracles Many of the deists believed in miracles.

Prayer  Their warm, personal relationship with God is shown by the many long and fervent prayers they made to God, and their discussions about the importance of prayer.

Revelation  Many of the deists believed in revelation.

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