How can we feel closer to God?
Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated February 20th, 2018
VTR: Mr. Oktar, what can be done to help people become closer to God?
ADNAN OKTAR: Becoming closer to God is the most easily attainable blessing created by God. Having faith and becoming closer to God are the two most easily attainable blessings. But do you know what do people do? They resist. It is because of their resistance. Normally, people have an innate tendency to have a beautiful, meaningful look in their eyes, but just out of spite, just to be negative, they instead look with a negative, unloving stare. Also, people are normally quite faithful and generous. But they make an immoral effort to become stingy and snuffy. Normally, people tend to say nice things, but they make an immoral effort to say bad things. Normally, people hate giving others attitude, but they make an immoral effort to give attitude to others. They exert themselves against their nature. Otherwise, when left to their own devices, Muslims become sincere, immediately realize the existence of God, immediately love and submit themselves to God and find the right path. But if they show even the slightest tendency towards satan, satan immediately cast doubts on them. Thus, they begin to have doubts about God, the Prophet (saas) and other people, hence deviating from the right path. And this turns them into hateful, vindictive people. Such people act impertinently and adopt a sarcastic tone towards others. These stem from cynicism, faithlessness, disloyalty, impatience, suspicion, having a negative and pessimistic outlook and ruining one's mind. Otherwise, in their natural state, people blossom like flowers. For instance, this quality of cats is wonderful, isn't it? They clean up by licking themselves and appear quite healthy, but any external interference results in their death. Flowers are also quite healthy in their natural state, but any external interference results in them withering away. The same applies to humans as well; without any external influence, they are quite polite, noble, love God dearly and can easily become closer to God.