**Someone of this Forum send me this note:
There is a monk somewhere in the Far East praying, perhaps fasting. Alone with God in silence he feeds the poor, helps the sick subjecting himself to disease yet completely selfless. He has abandoned the pleasures of the world for the love and care of his fellow Brothers and Sisters. He, for whatever reason has never heard of the Christ. THIS MAN KNOWS GOD!
Yes, of course this is so, that this man lives in Gods commands which God had given us to our very own benefit.
But we can not say, „THIS MAN KNOWS GOD!“ for nobody „knows God“ when he doesn’t know Gods revelation through Jesus Christ.
It was at first God Himself who made Himself known (to Abraham and others). 2,000 years later, Jesus told us as much as we could stand about God.
The mentioned “monk somewhere in the Far East” doesn’t know God at all, even though he is a good human and he lives in God’s word without knowing.
What is very hard to understand is; that even very wise men of other religions, like the Dalai Lama, do not believe in God, even though they surely red at least parts of the New Testament and know about the passion on Christ.
Every intelligent person, who knows about the person of Jesus Christ, must stumble by the thought: Why did this man, who was the wisest of all times, and with his sapience easily could have conquered and ruled the world; why did this Jesus of Nazareth then, who told us nothing else but everlasting words of love and God, that where so great, that no book in the world is printed even one millionth of the amount of the bible is printed, let himself be condemned to death on the cross. We know why; they read why – but disallow believe to get into them.
Let’s get back to this monk mentioned above:
We might be good. Even ever so good. Full of love and understanding. But we don’t know God, if we either never heard of God, or what’s really perditionable after all what Jesus Christ did or us; deny believe!
It is not enough to be good. If is was, Jesus, God wouldn’t have bothered to “establish” the salvation and passion of Christ!
To ignore both, means to contempt God deliberately.