AGNOTICISM – I Don’t Know About God

Believes we cannot know if God exists.

The Greek word from which “unknown” is translated is the word from which we get “agnostic”. By adding the negative prefix “a” we derive “agnosticism” meaning “no knowledge”.

The soft variety of agnosticism says we don’t know if God exists. The hard version asserts we can’t know if he exists.

Reality and our ability to perceive it are separated by a vast gulf. All we can know is how it appears to us.

Hard agnosticism defeats itself by an internal inconsistency – claiming to know something of what it declares is unknowable. If reality is unknowable, how does the agnostic know that?

Asserting that God’s existence cannot be known presumes certain knowledge about Him, which is unknowable according to agnosticism.

In 1 Tim 2:4 Jesus wants “all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth”.

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