Only those who truly seek God can know God

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Knowledge of God is unique in that it is conditioned by moral and spiritual factors. A spiritually indifferent person can have a profound knowledge of physics, or literature, or history, or sociology, or even of theology. But a spiritually indifferent person cannot know God. According to the Bible, the knowledge of God is promised to those who honestly seek him.

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

– Jeremiah 29:13

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

– Mathew 7:7

“Willing to appear openly to those who seek him with all their heart, and to be hidden from those who flee from him with all their heart, God so regulates the knowledge of himself that he has given indications of himself which are visible to those who seek him and not to those who do not seek him. There is enough light for those to see who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.”

– Blaise Pascal

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3 replies

  1. Wow…I’ve had my own version of that for a while now. I’ve put it like, “God has withdrawn himself just far enough from the edges of reality to where there is reason to believe if you wish, and reason to doubt if you want.”

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