Painting Your House
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Denton County, Texas
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13:12 For now we see through a glass. In a mirror, as in the Revised Version. The mirrors of the ancients were of polished metal, and were far inferior to ours. The images were indistinct in comparison. They were seen darkly, indistinctly, imperfectly. Thus in this state of our knowledge of divine things--imperfect and incomplete.
But then face to face. We will not look in a glass in the coming state, but will see face to face, without a veil, or obscurity.
Now I know in part. There were limitations upon the knowledge even of Paul; only a part was seen.
But then. When the veil is taken away, and the full revelation has come in the presence of Christ.
Shall I know even as I am known. fully, know God, eternity and its secrets, even as he is known to God.
I know this applies to the spiritual gifts of the saints, but at the same time, doesn't this give us a clue. I mean, if we will see "all clearly", why or better yet how would someone be so foolish not to except Christ after seeing so perfectly. I think that if Mr Majestyk's belief is true, there would be no use for hell. I mean no one would be there.