Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image like corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed things, and creeping things.
1 Corinthians 8:5
For also since there are things called gods, whether in heaven or on the earth, as there are many gods and many lords,
2 Thessalonians 2:4
who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or an object of worship, so as for him to sit in the temple of God, as God, displaying himself that he is God.
He has not dealt so with any nation. And as for his ordinances, they have not known them. Praise ye LORD.
And this is eternal life, that they should know thee the only TRUE God, and Jesus Christ whom thou sent.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, both his eternal power and divinity, for them to be without excuse.
1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world did not know God through its wisdom, it pleased God through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, in order for the light of the good-news of the glory of the Christ (who is a likeness of God) not to shine forth to them.
But of course not knowing God then, ye were in bondage to those in nature who are not gods,
that ye were at that time independent of Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and alien of the covenants of the promise, having no hope and godless in the world.
1 Timothy 1:17
Now to the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, alone wise, to God is honor and glory into the ages of the ages. Truly.
1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God comes, and has given us understanding, so that we may know the true. And we are in the true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the TRUE God, and the eternal life.
Indeed therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands for all men everywhere to repent.
These things thou have done, and I kept silence. Thou thought that I was altogether such a one as thyself. [But] I will reprove thee, and set [them] in order before thine eyes.
And in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
Ye worship what ye do not know. We worship what we know, because salvation is from the Jews.
Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. My Father is he who glorifies me, of whom ye say, He is our God.