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Who and What Is God?
his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity
[spiritual], has been clearly perceived in the things that
have been made [physical]. So they are without excuse;
for although they knew [about] God they did not honor
him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile
in their thinking and their senseless minds were
darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools"
(Rom.
1:18-22,
Revised Standard Version).
The billions now living on earth not only are
ignorant of the most important knowledge-WHO and
WHAT God is-they seem
not to want to know!
They are
willingly in ignorance of this most important knowledge
and relationship possible in human life!
Astonishing-but
TRUE!
And why have humans been
willingly
ignorant of
man's most important relationship? One explanation,
only, is possible! All nations have been
deceived
(Rev.
12:9).
And the
fact
of this universal deception makes
certain the fact of a super DECEIVER! More of this, later.
God UNREAL to the Ancients
The first created man Adam, taking to himself from the
forbidden tree the knowledge of good and evil, was at
the same time rejecting God as Creator. It is certain that
God had revealed somewhat of himself, a certain
knowledge to Adam.
Nevertheless Adam had cut himself off from God
his Creator. Undoubtedly, some of the knowledge that
God had imparted to Adam was successfully imparted
from father to son for many generations. Jesus had
called Abel, Adam's second son, "righteous Abel." He
did the right thing in offering a lamb in sacrifice. Later,
Enoch "walked with God." God spoke to Noah and gave
him instructions for the building of the ark.
After the Flood certain historic accounts imply that
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