Here are some issues I have with this statement:
- Why does it matter if you can "feel" God's presence? If you can't feel His strong presence, does that mean it doesn't exist? Here's a fact I know: God is God, regardless of how I feel.
- You mentioned that His presence is strong tonight. Is God not omnipotent? In the book of Job, Job said to God, "I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted."
- What do you mean you can feel His presence in "this place?" Jesus promised us that when two or three gathered in His name, He would be there also. David asks God in Psalm 139, "Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I feel from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there."
What is something you hear in church that makes you think twice?