KNOWING THE FATHER
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the gloryof the Lord,
are changed into the same image
from glory to glory,
by the Spirit of the Lord.
So we can be changed into the image we behold.
Ye worship ye know not what;
we know what we worship
;for salvation is of the Jews.
Jesus speaking to the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, (the Samaritanswere professed believers of the one true God?) (PK567) (DA402)
Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill, and said,[Ye] men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with thisinscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantlyworship, him declare I unto you.
“Mars Hill = the Areopagus”
God is not pleased with us worshiping an unknown God. He wants usto love and worship Him with an understanding of who He is and what His character is like, so we may truly know who we are worshiping. God wants us to have this knowledge for our own good and salvation.
Unknown worship can be devil worship.
1Cor 10:20 Deu 32:16,17.
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we havereceived mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of Goddeceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves toevery man’s conscience in the sight of God.
But if our gospel be hid,it is hid to them that are lost
: In whom the
god of this world hathblinded the minds of them which believe not
, lest the light of theglorious gospel of
Christ, who is the image of God
, should shine untothem. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; andourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
For God, who commandedthe light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.