Athens: Knowing the True God
- Nov 17, 2002
Captured in a world they did not understand, the men and women of Athens lived lives of quiet desperation or hopelessness. In the words of Paul, they existed “separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12). In the fullest meaning of the word, the first-century world was lost, wandering in meaningless illusion, never penetrating to the reality underlying the universe, and never knowing that a God exists who offers humanity a relationship through which we can recover both meaning and hope.