That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Him declare I unto you

This post is somewhat inspired by Revelation's latest post on Bible Studies and by today's tract passing. You may find it a bit random, I apologize.

Do people even know or realize who they are worshipping?

Act 17:23 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.

I can't tell you how many times while tract passing, I get "christian? oh me too, greek orthodox". Or "catholic", "aahhh same thing". No, it is NOT the same thing, because it is NOT the same God. That is because folks today do not know their God. It is ignorant and vain worship.

Praise God, from now on, every time I will go tract passing, I will have Paul's saying in my head: "him declare I unto you".

Going back to Revelation's posting. Now, if people only knew the sad reality of their ignorant worship; that the devil is the god of their blind worship. Montreal’s teen punk population is at its peek. Let me remember...led zepplin, property of…, blood, skeletons, demon-like angels, etc....those are but a few t-shirts that I saw on young people during the one hour and a half of tract passing, today alone! Do these young folks realize who the god their worship is? He is the UNKOWN GOD.

I can't help but to think of Job. Job is the oldest book in the Bible. And yet, from Job we read " For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth". Job KNEW his God. He knew that His Lord is a LIVING REDEEMER who shall one day stand upon the earth (read Zech 14:14). Job did not ignorantly worship, he knew the Lord God of Israel.

So much is brewing in my mind right now. I’m just really psyched for next Saturday (and each day of the week), because I want to go out with “him declare I unto you” in the back of my mind. I want to declare Jesus Christ so that this entire city may come to the knowledge of Him – the true God and eternal life (1 John 5:20).

11 Comments:

  • At Saturday, May 13, 2006 10:45:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    My sister is Orthodox (Antiochian, I think) and we have had a number of conversations about theology. We were talking about something in particular that had implications on what we believed about God and she said that she and I did not know the same God. Interesting. At the same time I am not sure that either of us have grave questions about each other's salvation. It goes back to the question of what one must believe in order to be saved. She was raised in a Baptist church - the same church I was raised in and attended until last year. She was actively involved in ministry there and went on several missions trips. Then she left and started going to the Orthodox church. (Her husband is also Orthodox, and he is the son of Baptist missionaries, interestingly.) Her decision really challenged my thinking. Even now after several years I still do not know what to make of it.

     
  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 3:42:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Angie, that is a bit hard to swallow, especially that she's your sister. I always maintain that the Lord Jesus is the heart doctor and only He knows His sheep.

    She is be saved.

    However, I do not believe for one minute that you can find salvation through the Orthodox or Catholic Church. Although, I have met a few elder women who attend cahtolic churches, but say they only pray to Jesus and that they read their Bible. Who knows, they could be saved.

    Maybe your sister attends the orthodox church due to her husband. I am sure you pray for her and you do well!

     
  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 3:42:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    *I mean she is saved, salvation may not be the issue*

     
  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 4:51:00 PM, Blogger The IBEX Scribe said…

    She became Orthodox some time before she met her husband. He was also already Orthodox at that point.

    I think some people are saved in spite of the Orthodox or Catholic churches they attend, but that they are a minority. You can never find salvation through any church, not even the Baptist one I go to now. ;)

     
  • At Sunday, May 14, 2006 5:03:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    lol, you're right, only through the Lord Jesus Christ.

    I sincerely believe that some people can be saved, even though they attend a catholic church, or orthodox.

    That is why a relationship with Christ is a personal one. But like you said, I think it's a small minority too!

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 5:19:00 PM, Blogger Carey said…

    People come to the Lord despite our mish-mosh of denominations. None of us have it 100% right. My best friend in high school was ultra-conservative Anglican raised by Catholic parents. I was (am) of a Calvinistic leaning. We had some very interesting theological discussions. Quite a few of my friends are/were Catholic or from a Catholic background.

     
  • At Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:01:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Absolutely, Carey, it doesn't matter what we call ourselves, Christ call us His sheep and He unites us.

     
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