Unknown God – found items that speak of the ‘unknown God’

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On one of his missionary trips St Paul famously addressed the Greeks in Athens with this sermon:

 

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

“Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.  In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.  For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.”  At that, Paul left the Council.  Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

– Acts 17: 22-33

I’m a big fan of contemporary culture and I’m a Christian. I find that, often, things I hear or read from wider society can be more deeply profound and speak more clearly about God than what I hear from church or the Christian community. This simple blog began on Posterous.com and is a collection of those things that I think are ‘some of our own poets’ speaking of the truth of God. These posts have now found their home on this blog here. Some of these things might be suitable as illustrations in services or used in worship, others might just make you think. Feel free to comment on items I share and of course use them yourself, sharing them with your friends and in fellowship.

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