Sunday, October 25, 2009
This name of this blog refers to the book of Acts, chapter 17 from the New Testament. In it, the Apostle Paul is on his second mission journey and is visiting the city of Athens in the Roman province of Achaia. At the time of Paul’s visit, many of the Athenians had become engrossed in unprofitable superstitious discussions. Idolatry (the worship of nature in one form or another, from the sun, to animals, to inanimate objects) was common and accepted by the majority of people at that time. People knew not how to worship and much less whom. They built altars to offer sacrifices to their various ‘gods’.
In these circumstances Paul stood among a crowd of men on Mars Hill in Athens. In verses 22 and 23 Paul said the following: “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 this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.” The people of Athens did not know who to worship, so in setting up their various idols and altars, they set up one to an unknown god just in case the gods they had set up for themselves didn’t quite cover everything. Astutely, Paul realized this and he taught the people of Athens who the “unknown god” is.
Today, He is still unknown to billions of people on the earth. Today, billions of people practice idolatry and worship false gods. I am creating this blog with the intent to help people understand and come to know who the unknown god is. Together with Paul of ancient times, I declare unto the world that Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World is the unknown god. My hope is through this blog you, the reader, may come unto Jesus Christ.