For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, to the unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. Acts 17:23.
Several years ago, Paul observed the worship of the unknown God. Today the practice has not changed substantially. Look around and see temples, buildings and altars dedicated for the same purpose. The quest for worship is genuine, but salvation is deferred or ignored.
Man is made for worship, the known or the unknown.
Only the saved are safe in God. Only the saved have access to God. Without salvation, idolatry or worship of the unknown God continues. While God seeks to reveal himself, the system seeks to hide him.
When God is not located through salvation, the devil is appreciated.
The devil, the god of this world is the unknown God. Idolatry was the norm in his day, today the trend continues. It has taken a different form albeit; things persons, places are worshipped.
Images, pictures and materials are common place; made of paper, wood, cement, plastic, brass or bronze dotting the vicinity. These are revered as the centre of their lives.
Devotion is total but direction is unknown.
God is a spirit, we are made in his image and likeness. Salvation restores man to his original state. It takes two to tango, the Spirit relates with human spirits.
Salvation translates mortal men to spirit men. It translates from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of God. It’s the hour of true worship, God is revealed in Christ.
Christ is encountered by salvation and God is revealed as we worship.
The creator is revealed and our lives fulfilled.
“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”Acts 17:29-30.
“God is a Spirit:and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”John 4:24.