Originally posted by knightmeister
If you can understand why I might post this on a spirituality forum then there is hope for you yet. What does it mean to know God..... to know the truth about Jesus?
To know God subjectively first means to have your sins forgiven. It is sins that make the barrier between people and God.
" Jehovah's hand is not short that it cannot save; Nor is His ear so heavy that it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have become a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. " (Isaiah 59:1,2)
The gulf imposed between the two - us and God - is our sins. That is real sins, with real guilt, which were really wrong, which really deserve judgment, which are really remembered and really need to be removed before a real righteous and holy God.
When the problem of the record and guilt of one's sins is removed through the redemption of Jesus then there is no problem to beginning to know God in an experiencial way.
We cannot fellowship with God because of the barrier caused by our sins.
I'm sorry that it is nothing more interesting than that. But that is the truth. We need our sins washed away before God in the redemptive blood of the Savior Christ.
"If we confess our sins He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness ... The blood of Jesus Christ God's Son cleanses us from all sin."
What will follow this post from the skeptical and unbelieving boils down to usually one thing. They are unwilling to acknowledge real guilt of real sins before God and refuse to see the need of forgiveness, or the provision that God has made for the problem in the redemptive death of Jesus His Son.