How do we Know that we Know or don't Know God?


What Bible verse can be used as the ultimate test to validate that grace is reigning in the believer’s life as the Community of the Redeemed living in the Community of Humanity and that they know God?

What Bible verse can be used as the most sobering in the Bible for the “God is love Butters”?

Did anybody come up with 1 John 4:7-8, for the above two questions?

“Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”...Answer to Question # 1.

Whoever does not love, does not know God, for God is love.” Answer to Question # 2.

If these verses doesn’t cause you some concern, then you do not literally believe what is written therefore, you do not believe the whole Bible as you claim you do. A literal understanding of these two verses for the ardent...“God is Love Butters”...should cause their knees to shake and their voices to quake! Why? Because if they don’t truly love people,  “THEY ARE NOT OF GOD”.

Think of the most degenerate person you know...the homosexual, the abortionist, the drug dealer, the murderer...that one person that has hurt you and caused you pain and grief. Do you love that person? Think of the fellow Christian who was once you friend that now you despise and has wrote them of as a heretic because he keeps defiling your traditional doctrines by his  grace and love talk. Think about that wicked sinner you hate and claim God hates who deserves to suffer in hell for all eternity, as far as you are concerned. Think about that atheist who hates Christians. Do you love those people the way God loves them? Would you be willing to lay down your time, money, pride and religion to help them? Would you sacrifice yourself to benefit them...Love would!

You may truly believe that Jesus died on the cross and you have said the sinners prayer therefore your sins are forgiven...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may earnestly believe in every single word, letter in the Apostles creed, the Nicene creed, and you denominations Statement of Faith...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may be a Sunday-go-meeting and a Wednesday-go-prayer-meeting person...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may have been baptized in water and baptized with the Holy Spirit as evidenced by your speaking in tongues”...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may tithe more that 10% of your income...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may believe that the Bible is the inspired, incorruptible, inerrant Word of God!”...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may be able to quote the Bible to shoot down people who don’t believe as you do...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may have a string of denominated seminarian degrees behind your name, you may be called pastor, prophet, evangelist, apostle or reverend...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may be a great celebrity preacher...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may study your Bible every single day using the very best of commentaries and intentions...."So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may defend the Bible to the death...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may spend hours in prayer and meditation every day...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

You may be able to judge and condemn people by spouting out-of-context Bible verses...So what? “Whoever does not love does not know God.”

Therefore, for the “God is Love “Butters" this should be the most sobering passage in the Bible, because if John is not lying...and he isn't...then even the most religiously pious-ed or Bible Scholar-ed theologian that people deem Bible experts may not know God and are deceiving the flock who follow them!

However, for people lovers these verses are the ultimate test that Grace reigns in their heart and that they know God!

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