All: This is really pretty easy: You go, on your own, and seek God's face. Tell God you are doing it, and then DO it. He says "You will surely find me if you seek me with all your heart.": OK, so either He means it or He doesn't. I can tell you He means it, but unless you seek for yourself you will NEVER know.
Don't know how to seek His face? Don't worry about that...He's God, He's smart enough to show you as you go along. Afraid to seek His face? What do you have to lose that He can't take when He wants to? What do you have to gain that only He can give?
Don't waste more time batting religious ideas or non-ideas back and forth. Either take courage to seek God's face, or forever miss out on what God says there is.