Five things that God doesn't know

Published 5:07 am Monday, November 1, 2004

By Staff
One of the attributes of God is His Omniscience, meaning He knows everything. Something we've always accepted. That's why this morning's article may startle you-five things God doesn't know.
The first is a sin He doesn't have. But in the beginning, God made it clear He hates sin. Because of man's exceeding sinfulness, He destroyed the earth by the universal flood. When God raised up a nation for Himself, He had one expectation-"Be holy, for I am holy." There were requirements for this holiness, and consequences for failure to live by His standards, sometimes even death. You may be thinking that this couldn't be a loving God, but listen on.
The second thing God doesn't know is a sinner He doesn't love. It's the sin He hates. The Bible says, whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. for God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.(John 3:15-17)
That's you and I. When Jesus walked this earth, one of the reasons that He was despised by the religious leaders of His day was because He was a friend of sinners.
The third thing God doesn't know is a worse place to be than Hell. In Old Testament times there was a deep narrow ravine known as the valley of Hinnom used by idolatrous Jews to burn their children in sacrifice to the gods Moloch and Baal. Later on in Jesus' time this was located outside the walls of Jerusalem and became a garbage dump for human waste, and many times lepers were condemned to spend their remaining days away from society. It was a place of filth, stench and spontaneous combustion due to the fumes that were created by the waste. The Greek word, ":Gehenna," a contraction of Hinnom, was used only as a word for a place for future punishment. Jesus used this word 11 times speaking of the awful realities of this place.
But at the risk of seeming negative, the fourth thing God doesn't know is a better place to be than heaven. The Bible describes heaven as a place of reward for the righteous. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) In speaking of heaven, Jesus described it's value in the story of a man who in search of good pearls found one of great price and sold all that he had in order to buy it. But perhaps the greatest thing of all about heaven is that Jesus, who died in our place, will be there, with God our heavenly Father, with whom we will spend eternity.
The fifth thing God doesn't know is a better Savior than His own Son, Jesus. In a world searching for other ways to heaven, Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No man can come unto the Father but by me." There are many religions, but only one can say that it's founder still lives. And because He lives, we can live also. (John 14:19)

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