Free Christian Forums & Bible Studies

Join us today and enjoy bible discussions, studies, prayer support and friendly online fellowship.

  1. Christian Community

    Please Share Our Posts via Social Media

    Our priority at Talk Jesus is to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth. A simple post you share on social media can easily touch someone in a way you may never known. Please help us grow and spread the word by sharing posts via your media accounts. Thank you!

    Matthew 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit"

    Dismiss Notice
  2. Featured Thread

    Freedom From Bondage

    Is there something that is preventing you from becoming everything that God created you to be? Are your sinful habits holding you back from true joy and fulfillment? The enemy can keep you captive with his sinful enticements and God's spiritual armor can help you battle the enemy's temptations. Through God's grace you can find freedom from bondage and experience the abundant life God has for you.

    View This Study

  3. Featured Thread

    What does it mean to Work Out Your Salvation?

    I think a lot of believers don't know what it means to work out your own salvation. Many, I've come to realize think this means that salvation comes by works and not of free gift of grace through Jesus Christ. So, let's study this. I found a great little bible study on this passage below.

    View This Study

  4. Featured Thread

    There is a lot of noise, lots of "religions" and beliefs out there to confuse anyone. But, Jesus is real. He loves you, He's ready to forgive you for all your sins and make your heart His dwelling place. Read about God's characteristics and attributes and get to know the real Jesus today.

    How do I accept Jesus as my Savior?
    How To Be Friends With God
    Why believe in Christianity?
    The Attributes of God

    View the Seeking Jesus forum

  5. Prayer Requests

    Finding God's Will

    When you make a decision, how do you know you are choosing to do the right thing? In this message, Dr. Stanley explains why we have trouble discerning God’s will and how sin affects our ability to walk in the path He has chosen for us. He also encourages us to discover the Lord’s will through reading the Word of God, praying faithfully, trusting our heavenly Father’s sovereignty over our circumstances, and listening to the wise counsel of others.

    Listen to this Sermon

  6. Prayer Requests

    7 Good Reasons To Stop Looking at Porn Right Now

    There are certain topics I return to on a regular basis and, if you are a regular reader of this site, you know that one of those topics is pornography. I return to it again and again because I see the damage it is doing and I see the despair of those who are caught up in it. My goal for today is simple: I want to give you 7 good reasons you need to stop looking at porn right now.

    View This Discussion

What does it mean to know God?

Discussion in 'Bible Chat' started by arunangelo, Jun 6, 2010.

Random Thread
  1. Eternal life is to know God (John 17:3). To know Him and love Him is to obey His commandments (1John 2:3: John 14:15; 1John 2:5); and whoever says he lives in God will live just as Jesus Christ did (1John 2:6). To know God is different, from to know of Him. Even the devil knows of Him. To know Him is to be His friend (John 15:15). We must therefore remove everything that is an obstacle to our friendship with Him-which is sin. We must, therefore, repent for our sins (Luke 24:47). To repent we must be sincerely sorry for betraying God’s infinite goodness, and firmly resolve with the help of His grace to never sin again (John 8:11). It is, therefore, to start a new life. We will, therefore, remove our self from sinful situations in life and restore relationships which we have damaged by our sins. To be His friend we must also know everything about Him and have faith in it. We must therefore internalize His infinite act of love for us (in which He sacrificed His life for our sins, although we were unfaithful to Him) and love one another as He loved us (John 15:12).
  2. To know God is to be one with Him, that is to be born of His Spirit - or have His Spirit dwelling within. Knowing God is not something we produce, but rather knowledge His Spirit produces within us. It is all God, all the time, for there is nothing within ourselves that can produce Gods good pleasure. When we have Gods Spirit within us, we no longer desire after those things which are evil, and contrary to His spirit, so sin is no longer an issue. If our carnal nature would do evil, God within us overcomes our carnal nature with His goodness. Thats why we say ALL glory to GOD!
  3. How do you know anyone?
    To know God one must be born again as that is basic entrance level to the Kingdom of God. It is only here that one is indwelt with the Holy Spirit who gives us revelation in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior. Beyond that if you walk with Him, read His Word, fellowship with Him and commune with Him you will learn who He is. You will learn His likes and dislikes and your relationship with Him will grow.

    From the Vines Expository Dictionary of the New Testament:
    Know, Known

    A. Verbs.
    1. ginosko (G1097) signifies "to be taking in knowledge, to come to know, recognize, understand," or "to understand completely," e.g., Mar_13:28, Mar_13:29; Joh_13:12; Joh_15:18; Joh_21:17; 2Co_8:9; Heb_10:34; 1Jo_2:5; 1Jo_4:2, 1Jo_4:6 (twice), 1Jo_4:7, 1Jo_4:13; 1Jo_5:2, 1Jo_5:20; in its past tenses it frequently means "to know in the sense of realizing," the aorist or point tense usually indicating definiteness, Mat_13:11; Mar_7:24; Joh_7:26; in Joh_10:38 "that ye may know (aorist tense) and understand, (present tense)"; Joh_19:4; Act_1:7; Act_17:19; Rom_1:21; 1Co_2:11 (2nd part), 1Co_2:14; 2Co_2:4; Eph_3:19; Eph_6:22; Phi_2:19; Phi_3:10; 1Th_3:5; 2Ti_2:19; Jam_2:20; 1Jo_2:13 (twice), 1Jo_2:14; 1Jo_3:6; 1Jo_4:8; 2Jo_1:1; Rev_2:24; Rev_3:3, Rev_3:9. In the passive voice, it often signifies "to become known," e.g., Mat_10:26; Phi_4:5. In the sense of complete and absolute understanding on God's part, it is used, e.g., in Luk_16:15; Joh_10:15 (of the Son as well as the Father); 1Co_3:20. In Luk_12:46, KJV, it is rendered "he is...aware."
    In the NT ginosko frequently indicates a relation between the person "knowing" and the object known; in this respect, what is "known" is of value or importance to the one who knows, and hence the establishment of the relationship, e.g., especially of God's "knowledge," 1Co_8:3, "if any man love God, the same is known of Him"; Gal_4:9, "to be known of God"; here the "knowing" suggests approval and bears the meaning "to be approved"; so in 2Ti_2:19; cf. Joh_10:14, Joh_10:27; Gen_18:19; Nah_1:7; the relationship implied may involve remedial chastisement, Amo_3:2. The same idea of appreciation as well as "knowledge" underlies several statements concerning the "knowledge" of God and His truth on the part of believers, e.g., Joh_8:32; Joh_14:20, Joh_14:31; Joh_17:3; Gal_4:9 (1st part); 1Jo_2:3-13, 1Jo_2:14; 1Jo_4:6, 1Jo_4:8, 1Jo_4:16; 1Jo_5:20; such "knowledge" is obtained, not by mere intellectual activity, but by operation of the Holy Spirit consequent upon acceptance of Christ. Nor is such "knowledge" marked by finality; see e.g., 2Pe_3:18; Hos_6:3, RV.
    The verb is also used to convey the thought of connection or union, as between man and woman, Mat_1:25; Luk_1:34.

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

This Site Proudly Hosted by LOGICWEB