The Science of Christianity
From a Greek perspective and through the lens of the Christian experience, three words are of extreme importance: Ginosko, Gnosis, & Epignosis. In looking at the three words, the proper understanding of God is manifested and Christian justifications for sin are nullified. Ginosko and its cognate gnosis are related to a person experiencing God and learning from Him through the encounters. Gnosis is science, which equates to knowledge gained through observation & experience. Therefore a time in life arrives where a soul has tasted and handled enough of God to understand and revere His presence. To fail to do so is the suppression of knowledge because knowledge is the consequence of experience. The science of Christianity is revealed through the observation of Christian experiences.
The ultimate result, that which comes through gnosis, is epignosis; a crystallized and matured understanding of God. After conducting the various lab experiments of Christianity, theoretical formations and rhetoric are replaced with the facts of God and His reciprocity.
Some of the Galatian Christians experienced God but ventured back to the land of sin, ignoring and refusing to properly interpret and intuit God. Paul said “Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?” (Galatians 4:8-9). Paul also discussed those who had a matured knowledge of God but suppressed it to the point of reprobation: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient…” (Romans 1:28).
The science of Christianity requires that the lab work be engaged, observed, and made sense of, so the true essence of God can be revered, loved, praised, and worshipped. For the cause of Christ follow the divine script of Peter, “…Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness…” (2 Peter 1:5-6).
Remembering who you are let God mold you. You are the clay In The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!