“Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, ‘Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious, for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship, without knowing, Him I proclaim to you” (Acts 17:22, 23)
The word “agnostic” comes to us from a combination of two Greek words: the “a” signifying “without”, and the “gnostic” referring to “knowledge.” Thus, an agnostic is one who has no knowledge. An agnostic is one who basically claims that he is not knowledgeable regarding the God of the Bible, the Christ of the Bible, or the Bible itself. About this, he is honest. Whereas the atheist defiantly proclaims the non-existence of God, there’s hope for the agnostic who simply says, “I don’t know.” He may go a step further and, again in his ignorance, state that “one cannot know.” More often, however, it appears that the modern agnostic really does not want to know the truth.
The Bible makes it rather clear not only that truth is knowable, but that it is also critical in answering such questions as to who made me, why am I here, and what will happen to me when I die? You see, you don’t determine your own destiny!! After all, you’re not God!
Let me ask you a few of questions, if I may: What if a person CAN know the truth? What if the Bible IS true in all that it proclaims? What if the Bible DOES provide accurate information about reality (read “Truth”)?
If (read “Since”) the Bible is true, a lot of people are going to be in real and eternal trouble with the God who wrote it and revealed Himself in it! John puts it this way, “And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life” (I John 5:20). You better believe it – – and receive it!