Can someone explain to me why in an age where we have the capability to basically see or find out anything and everything that's going on in the world, that nothing divine or supernatural like anything in the Bible has happened except for holy faces on potato chips?
Because God's original intent (post-Eden) was to have his religious law carried out and passed on continually by the people. Like He would have direct contact with an individual or use a few individuals to prove His existence and power, yet after that was solidified to the rest of the people it was their job to continue respecting God and His law AND to make sure their children would believe and follow the law.
If you look at the big picture, God only directly intervenes (to our knowledge, at least) very rarely. It's not until Israel led themselves astray where he would raise prophets to attempt to correct them.
There was even a period of about 400 years (between the 2 covenants) where God didn't intervene at all, yet Jews still held fast to the promise made 1100 years prior even though they had not seen themselves the power of God. They believed in the writings and oral traditions of their society.
When Jesus (among others, obviously) came into the picture after that, He established our current moral law using the power of the Spirit to prove himself (including essentially raising himself
from the dead, something that had never been done before, which is referenced in the text in the light of that if eye-witness testimony of the resurrection isn't enough to persuade someone, then nothing else will [see the story of "The Rich Man and Lazarus"]). So from that, it was the chosen apostles as well as the other disciples sent out (some who were directly given the Holy Spirit to perform miraculous things still by Jesus) job to continue spreading the Gospel (beyond the extents of Israel, now), verbally sharing and/or formally recording their eye-witness testimonies and other surrounding information for the rest of man-kind to believe.
Once those ones who had the Spirit to use died, their was no need for God to intervene any longer.
|Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed." [John 20:29]|