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.
the honour due to God, who is immortal, they transferr'd to idols representing men, who are mortal, to birds, and beasts, and insects.
1 Corinthians 8:5
for tho' there are several titular deities, both in heaven and on earth: such as the whole crowd of gods, and lords among the Gentiles;
2 Thessalonians 2:4
that adversary that exalts it self above the divine authority of majesty: that is seated in the temple of God, pretending to be it self divine.
and this is life eternal, to acknowledge thee to be the only true God, and Jesus to be the Messiah whom thou hast sent.
for ever since the creation of the world, his eternal power and divinity, things in themselves invisible, are clearly seen, being perceived by the things that are made; so that they are without excuse:
1 Corinthians 1:21
for whereas the world, with all their learning, did not distinguish the characters of his divine wisdom, in his works, it pleased God to save those who believe, by preaching, which they counted folly.
2 Corinthians 4:4
to those unbelievers, whose minds the God of this world has so blinded, that the glorious lustre of the gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, does not enlighten them.
When you did not know God, you did service to those, who in reality are no Gods; but now that you know God,
that at that time ye were without all knowledge of the Messiah, being aliens from the common-wealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and living in the world without any true knowledge of God.
1 Timothy 1:17
to the king of the world, the immortal, invisible, and the only God be honour and glory to endless ages. amen.
1 John 5:20
We know that the son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding to know him that is true: and we are with him that is true, by his son Jesus Christ. "he is the true God, who is the author of eternal life."
God has been pleas'd to over-look this state of ignorance: but now he enjoins all men every where to repent:
but in vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the institutions of men."
ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is from the Jews.
Jesus answered, if I honour'd my self, my honour would be vain: it is my father that honoureth me, of whom ye say, that he is your God.