John 17:3 that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Acts 2:36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not knowGod through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
NO OPTION FOR NOT KNOWING GOD
[ Paul’s Concern for the Galatians ] Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods.
not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.
SEE HOW GREAT HIS LOVE FOR US IS
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does notknow us is that it did not knowHim.
We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit withinyou, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
Galatians 4:9But now that you have come to knowGod, or rather to be known byGod, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?
and to knowthe love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Anyone who does not love does not knowGod, because Godis love.
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.