Ignorance is bliss, but a little knowledge is a very dangerous thing. This was certainly the case with the people in Athens. They were lovers of wisdom who had sincere inklings about the existence of God, as demonstrated by their religious actions of worship. Yet, at the same time, they were admittedly ignorant of the God they were worshipping in relation to His ways, His nature and His message.
In proclaiming Christ, it is not enough to just acknowledge that there is a God. Rather it is essential to reveal, to the best of our ability, the comprehensiveness of God in His fullness as Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer and Judge. We cannot preach the cross without creation, or salvation without judgment.
Also, most obvious for the Christian believer is that our God is not like gold, silver or stone of which idols (gods) are made by human hands. Instead, He is living and it is through Him that we live, move and have our being. It is very important in our witness therefore that we try to demonstrate and speak of this so that if we are called to address our own ‘Areopagus’ we can point people back in repentance to the One true God and turn them from all forms of idolatry.
Keep on keeping on…
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