Originally posted by iSHRED
Here is how merriam-webster defines agnostic...
a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in
either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
So if the existence of God is unknowable, how can you know that? If God doesn't reveal His traits to you and plays no roll in your life nor
communicates with you, how can you say you do know of His trait of unknowablility. You can't and your speculating.
However on the other hand, if God does reveal His traits to you, then of course you know Him, you sought Him and He responded therefore proving His
existence (in a way that others won't understand).
In a way, the Agnostic may be the only sane one in the room.
Luke 10:22, "All things are delivered (revealed) to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the
son, and he to whom the son will reveal him."
What does this imply? None of us know the Son yet. Why?
28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those
who are waiting for him.
Do we KNOW God yet?
1 Corinthians 13
12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Faith can only be a hope that the Supreme Good is out there, waiting to introduce Himself. If you believe the Bible, then faith is God's department.
64 Yet there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65
He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
Do we KNOW God? It depends. An Agnostic is waiting like the rest of us. An Atheist on the other hand...
14 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.
5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
Light reveals what it hits. As far as I am concerned, we need to become what we seek to know who we seek. That's the hard part. Virtue revels the
image we become. Who's image to we reflect. God already knows.
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.[d] 24 But Jesus would
not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
He doesn't need our testimony. We need His.
edit on 21-1-2013 by EnochWasRight because: (no reason given)