Not Knowing God
Most Relevant Verses
"Hear this message from the LORD, people of Israel. Indeed, the LORD brings a charge against the people who live in the land for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land.
He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor recognizes him. But you recognize him, because he lives with you and will be in you.
"Righteous Father, the world has never known you. Yet I have known you, and these men have known that you sent me.
and every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive in order to obey the Messiah.
"God is truly awesome, beyond what we know; the number of his years is unknowable.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe through the nonsense of our preaching.
Furthermore, because they did not think it worthwhile to keep knowing God fully, God delivered them to degraded minds to perform acts that should not be done.
in blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who do not know God and on those who refuse to obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Pour out your anger on the nations that don't acknowledge you, and on the families that don't call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured and consumed him; they have devastated his habitation.
Indeed, the residences of the wicked are like this; and so are the homes of those who don't know God."
They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart.
The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.