WORSHIPPING THE UNKNOWN GOD?
Memorise: Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. John 4:22
Read: Acts 17:16-23, Bible in one year: Ezekiel 13-15, Revelation 4
Apostle Paul was taking a walk through the old city of
as a visitor when he noticed an altar with this inscription: “TO THE UNKNOWN
GOD”. Paul was aware that Athens
at that particular period was filled with philosopher of either epicurean
beliefs or those of stoic principles. Epicurean beliefs or those of stoic
principles. Epicureans were devoted to sensual pleasure. They had sensitive
tastes, especially in food and wine, and they loved to enjoy the good things of
life. On the other hand, Stoics were professedly indifferent to pleasure or
pain, free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief and submissive to the natural
law. The philosophers prided themselves as custodians of exceptional wisdom and
knowledge in all areas of life including issues about God and religion. When
they met Apostle Paul, being persuaded of their superior wisdom, they were
quick to ask “What will this babbler say?” However, their folly was already
evident inn this inscription. This story still rings true today. Because
knowledge has greatly increased all over the world, scientists and philosophers
proudly try to impose their limited mortal theories as superior to the
knowledge of the Almighty God. Athens
However, like the Athenians of Paul’s days. There are genuine seekers among today’s scientists and philosophers, who will readily accept Jesus as Lord and saviour and submit to the authority of the Scripture if the right opportunity is made available to them. The truth is: God is a spiritual being. His existence cannot be investigated or proved scientifically; neither can He be searched out through philosophical investigations. Therefore, God can only be known by faith, through the revelation knowledge made available by the gospel of Jesus Christ (Luke 10:22). And more importantly, the whole Bible provides extremely convincing factual evidence that God exists and that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God (Colossians 1:15-17)
It is therefore time to expose the error of the unknown God and begin to propagate a more perfect knowledge of the Living God. We must use every available opportunity to reach the world with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the power of God unto salvation. It is the sure way to forgiveness, forgiveness, deliverance, healing, peace, Joy and prosperity. Remember, time is short. Begin to vigorously propagate the gospel today, and great rewards will accrue to your account here on earth and in heaven in Jesus’ Name.
Father, please grant me the grace to be an addicted soul winner in Jesus’ Name.