[quote="PJM, post:18, topic:276156"]
Thank you for you're response.:)
I suspect both types of knowledge are necessary in order to understand the WORD of God that is God. [John 1:1]:)
Can one actually understand the Word "Of God" without a knowledge of God's Divine Nature and how that underscores the Gospel message?
No - One cannot "Know" (intellectual) the "Word of God", Jesus OR the Gospel message correctly clearly without without knowing "intuitively" the divine nature of God.
Of course I do not mean to infer that there is any clear demarcation in this. Intellectual knowledge can and often does lead to a realization of what already exists intuitively.
We often speak of God's grace being the prerequisite for all other knowledge - even our ability to repent must come from God. So I think that where we speak of "intuitive knowledge", we are really speaking about grace, but maybe grace that has not been recognized yet. The intuitive knowledge (grace) preexists the intellectual, but the intellectual might trigger a recognition of the intuitive.
However - if one closes their heart to, or resists the promptings of, this intuitive knowledge (God's Grace and Love), the Gospel seems foolishness.