You focus on YOU knowing Jesus. Jesus does not care about that. What is really important is JESUS knowing YOU, and Jesus knows you only if and when you keep the commandments.
For us to know the Lord Jesus and for Him to know us are two sides of one mutual relationship.
Paul wanted to "gain Christ".
Paul wanted to "know Him".
Paul wan ...[text shortened]... found in Him"[/b].
All this amounted to him living Christ - "for to me to live is Christ"
Paul was a wise man. You are a foolish man because you are cherry picking what Paul said to support your doctrine of disobedience. While Paul said he wanted to know Christ, he also said this :
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2 KJV)
Paul here says clearly that
- knowledge is nothing
- prophesying is nothing
- understanding all mysteries is nothing
- faith is nothing
Charity is everything
You say the opposite:
- knowledge is everything
- prophesying is everything
- understanding all mysteries is everything
- faith is everything
Charity is nothing
You are a false teacher, a lost soul, leading the gullible to their damnation with your doctrine of faith alone and disobedience to the commandments of Christ.
Jesus said he does not know your types.
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. (1 John 2:3-5 KJV)
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. (John 14:23-24 KJV)
Paul preached about the keeping of the commandments of Christ. You dont. Jesus knows Paul. Jesus does not know you.